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The Reckoning by Tanya Parker Mills
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Mar 07, 2009

really liked it

First of all, this book is not for the faint-hearted, in fact I'd caution anyone under 17 from reading it. It's not as graphic as some books (say: Follow the River), but the continual and nearly non-stop scenes of torture really wear on the reader after awhile.

I was hoping for a little more from the main character. I wanted a stronger character (flaws are always welcome). But she didn't fight back, she didn't try to escape, she didn't even pray. At least Corrie Ten Boom had her faith.

Beyond that, I think the research and the descriptions by the author were impeccable--reading the author bio informs us that she lived part of her life throughout the Mid-East. This brings a pretty accurate depiction of the culture--at least those portrayed in the book. Overall, I felt it was a valiant effort by the author, and a very tough subject to write about.

For those who enjoyed this book, I'd also recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseini.
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