Title: Against the Loveless World
Author: Susan Abulhawa
Type: Historical Fiction
Method Read: Physical
Nahr is locked away in solidary confinement. She begins to reflect on her life and what brought her to prison. Haunting but beautiful she tell the story of her life. Born in Kuwait to refugees of Palestine she dreams of falling in love and having a family. When she is 19, she marries a man and he leaves, throwing her family into a life of poverty. She is forced to prostitutes herself. Eventually she makes her way to Palestine where she finds love and a new home. Only a short time later she is arrested and imprisoned.
What did I like:
1. This story is breathtaking. This story is beautiful. This story is haunting. The story, the characters. The entire thing will sit with me a long time. It’s amazing! This is my first book by this author. She is an amazing storyteller. I can’t wait to read more of her books.
2. I loved Nahr’s character so much. She is one tough woman who doesn’t put up with anything. She is a fighter. When the story ended I wanted to keep following her.
3. Another gorgeous cover. I seem to be on repeat with that lately. I am definitely one to judge a book based on it’s cover. I honestly didn’t even read the synopsis.
What did I not like:
Honestly there wasn’t really anything. The chapters were long but they had to be to tell the story. This is definitely one of my favorite reads this year