Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mud City

Author: Deborah Ellis

Quote: When people passed by they ignored her, or stared down at her. Sometimes they dropped trash on her. She told herself it was because they didn't see her. The more it happened though, the harder that was to believe.

Why you should read this book: The final book of Ellis's Breadwinner trilogy finds Parvana's friend Shauzia in a refugee camp in Pakistan, dreaming of finding peace in the lavender fields of France. In a country overrun with displaced persons, she fights for survival and tries to remember a time when she wasn't starving. Sad and strong, with a message of determination in the face of despair.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't want to know about real human misery.

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