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Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai
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I can't even imagine how terrifying it must have been for Nadia to become separated from her family during their middle-of-night escape from Aleppo. Fortunately for Nadia, she meets up with an old man who is willing to help her reunite with her family, but not until he conducts some mysterious business of his own. Their trip is scary and dangerous, with obstacles waiting around every corner. Nadia is brave and resourceful, but also scared that she will never meet up with her family.
While the author does a good job of trying to explain the geography of the trip and a bit of the history of the conflict, all of the names of places and factions became confusing to me, and I imagine it might be confusing for a young reader as well. However, that doesn't detract from the constant state of tension of the journey.
Nadia's ultimate goal was to meet her family at the border and cross over into Turkey. It is sad to think that her happy ending is life in a refugee camp.
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Reading Progress

July 30, 2017 – Shelved
July 30, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 28, 2018 – Started Reading
August 4, 2018 – Finished Reading

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