I received this book from TripFiction.com .
A fascinating, and harrowing, insight into the life of girls, and women, in Yemen.
My rating: 5 out of 5
A fascinating, and harrowing, insight into the life of girls, and women, in Yemen. Nujood packs this short book full of detail – including a brief description of the politics and background of the country, which puts her story into context.
This brave girl risked so much to escape from the clutches of her forced marriage, and defy the customs of Yemen. Her story is inspiring.
If you do not know Nujood’s story, I recommend you read her book before looking her up on the internet, so that you can follow the events as they unfold without pre-knowledge.
In 2013 Nujood reported that her book royalties which, by law, are being paid to her via her father, have been withheld from her, and are not being used to benefit her. However, in my opinion, sales of her book keeps Nujood in the public eye, which I hope is a good thing for her.