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Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield
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Dec 28, 2009

it was amazing
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Read from January 16 to 22, 2010

This book truly capivated me! It's charming, funny, informative, heart-warming and at times a little sad.

Amazon describes it like this:
"A moving tale of the triumph of the human spirit amidst heartbreaking tragedy, told through the eyes of a charming, impish, and wickedly observant Afghan boy."

It's all true. I love the way the author looked at everything through the eyes of an intelligent, observant, caring 11 year old boy. I smiled, I laughed out loud and I cried while reading this book. Afghanistan, instead of simply being a country with major problems far, far away, becomes a place where people are indefatigable in the face of daily tragedy and poverty. I admire their tenaciousness and courage a great deal.

I also learned a bit more about the Muslim religion, and the effect it has on women. Having been raised in an open society, I know I couldn't tolerate the 'rules' that women must follow. However, it was interesting.

This is a book I will keep and read again, as well as recommending it to my Book Club! Loved it!

I look forward to this first-time novelists next book!
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Reading Progress

01/16/2010 page 14
4.38%
01/18/2010 page 201
62.81% "was up half the night reading this!"
01/20/2010 page 294
91.88% "loving this book!"
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