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Breakaway by Nadia Sahari
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Dec 03, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: middle-eastern-women

I had never heard of Nadia Sahari, so I had no idea she was an actress here in the United States. I figured she was famous in some Middle Eastern county, but appearantly she's somewhat of a B-list actress? I have never seen any of the movies she played a role in. I will have to watch one of the movies soon...

In 'Breaking Away' Nadia shares all of the horrors, and some of the triumphs she has faced in a life full of extreme abuse. Born to Muslim parents with an unloving, controling, abusive father she almost found herself the victim of an honor killing. After escaping her horrific home life she then finds herself in an abusive marriage. She then goes on to tell how she escaped her nightmare marriage, and become the success she is today.

I thought this book was ok. I felt that many things were lacking, and some over addressed. She thanks an aunt for helping her escape an arranged marriage, but yet doesn't explain the role her aunt played, little things like that bothered me. I will say this much, Nadia is a survivor! She has been through several lifetimes in the life she has lived.
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Reading Progress

December 3, 2009 – Shelved
August 5, 2010 – Shelved as: middle-eastern-women
September 7, 2012 – Started Reading
September 7, 2012 –
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September 8, 2012 –
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September 8, 2012 – Finished Reading

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