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First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
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This was a touching book. It was about struggle, hunger, trying times and a girl's strength to overcome. It's about a family's love, a woman's experience as a child in Cambodia. I was often in tears throughout the book imagining what it must have been like to go through such horrible things.

I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narrator. I definitely recommend this book to anyone whom wants to learn about this part of history, or really to anyone!
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Reading Progress

September 26, 2017 – Shelved
September 26, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 10, 2018 – Started Reading
January 12, 2018 –
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January 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Sharon (last edited Jan 15, 2018 12:30AM) (new)

Sharon Metcalf Good review Mandy. Many years ago I read a book called When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, a similar sounding story. It was a distressing read and I recall tears and sleepless nights but it may be of interest if you wanted to read more on this topic.


Mandy Thanks Sharon!


message 3: by Jen (new) - added it

Jen The movie was great too - Angelina Jolie directed it. Nice review.


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