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Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
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Feb 24, 2012

it was amazing
Read in September, 2010

My friend had to read this for a class she was taking in college and I thought it sounded kinda neat so I read it while she wasn't using it. Mornings in Jenin is the story of four generations of Palestinians living through the birth of Israel and the never ending war that follows. The story centers on Amal, a women who is born in a refugee camp. This book made me cry every other chapter! But in a good way. It really opened up my eyes to the daily struggles of other's. The stuggles that she faces everyday, watching loved one's die or become injured, and how she moves forward is amazing. I was engrossed in this book until the end and it made me really stop and think and value my life and the freedom that we American's have everyday, thanks to our troops. Our dirt is our dirt. Our house is something we change to become our own. We choose where we live in this country and don't have a second thought about it. I read another review and they said it perfectly.. "Sometimes we Americans get so caught up in our daily drama we tend to forget we are blessed, even when we are struggling." I recommend this book if you are looking for something a little different than some of the best seller's out there...but be prepared to shed a tear or 2 or 10.
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message 1: by Carly (new)

Carly Wow! Nice review, Avery! This will go on my to-read list. I was just reading Leon Uris' book Exodus, which is about the birth of Israel, so it'd be interesting to see this side.


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