So I saw this book when I was looking at random books on amazon. It was in the “related” section, or whatever it’s called. Anywho, I read the description and decided to get it.
The book is about two girls who live in India. Poornima and Savitha. They become fast friends once Poornima’s dad hires Savitha to make Saris for his business. Then one night some life changing shit pops off and the story begins. Savitha runs away and Poornima sets out to find her even though 2 years have passed. Her search ends up leading her all the way to Seattle!
Its a quick read with only 307 pages. The author is super duper descriptive which makes it so easy to visualize it all, which is always a plus.
The ending though…especially the literal last page…
You ever read a book where the characters are on the struggle bus HEAVY, but then finally, they reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well that’s not this book…
What a horrible life she had! Right when you think she’s about to finally have a bit of a come up, BOOM, she doesn’t. To my surprise, things actually get worse! How?! She’s already living the worst possible life in the history of life. Or so I thought. She can’t win ever no matter what! But some people’s lives are like that. Tragic.
Its still a good book though.
I got this book last year or so because of all the news coverage of the war in Syria. To me, it came out of nowhere! So I wanted to know exactly when and why it started. I searched for books on the topic and decided on this one. I picked it up again 2 weeks ago and finally finished it.
First of all, this book is pretty great. Gruesome, but very informative. It read like a novel and not like a textbook which was a huge plus.
So, seems like this all started because the people were trying to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad. First through peaceful protest, but since they were met with violence from the government, they too became violent. Now we have the government and the rebel army made up of protesters. It was all fun and games until multiple rebel armies were popping up instead of being one giant army.
Queue the “He said, she said” phase where the government was blaming the rebel army for the destruction and deaths that were happening in the streets, and vice versa. Each accused the other of torturing their fellow Syrians for not agreeing with their views. Next thing you know, it’s been 7 years and they’ve torn and continue to tear Syria to pieces.
The rebel’s started out with good intentions but now, they’re just as awful as the government troops! One groups is wilding in the name of the government and the other in the name of resistance.
Idk though, that’s what I gathered from the book. Correct me if I’m wrong.
I am very much aware I’m 2000 and late, but I recently finished this book. I remember hearing about it back in the day, but never read it. Bought it maybe 2 years ago but never finished it. So about 3 weeks ago, I committed to finishing it.
It was cool but the ending…I can’t! Like, we all know what goes up, must come down, but DAMN! Sista Souljah had PLENTLY is of time in the book to humble Winter! Why wait until the very end?! LIVID