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The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
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Oct 03, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: book-club
Read from March 01 to April 28, 2010

** spoiler alert ** I'm on the fence with how I feel about this book. where I think it's an important story to tell, it's also a really hard one to listen to (and even harder to follow at times).

Batuk is a young girl that was sold into prostitution by her family. her story is told from her perspective, written in the "blue notebook." one of the issues I had with the book was the language. for one, I found it hard to believe that a 9 year old, uneducated child would speak so well. and two, the mix of Indian and English language would confuse me.

this book reminded me a lot of the Life of Pi because there were metaphorical references throughout. most times I enjoy a good metaphor, but they seem lost in this story and almost put there so the author could feel more eloquent in his writings.

I felt disatisfied at the end because I'm not even sure if she survived.

my favorite part about the book is that the author is donating 100% of US sales to the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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