Synopsis from Amazon:
A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach.
But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told.
Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.
This is a beautifully written book that tells a horrific tale, yet adds innocent nuances throughout. I love that the author chose to write this story from a young girls point of view because it adds a strong emotional aspect. Rather than writing this book as a non-fiction account of this true story, I liked the fictional take on it, I feel like it might reach more people this way.
It’s hard to even write this review because it is just such a heavy content book, but so important. All I can say is that it’s a very important story, very real, and very eye-opening. It was wonderful, I give it all the stars, please read it!