4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not my usual cup of tea, but a good read,
This review is from: Shadow on the Wall (The SandStorm Chronicles #1) (Kindle Edition)
This book is outside the norm of what I usually read. It was a difficult read for me. The topic is one we usually avoid. Generally we say don't talk to people about religion or politics, and this book has both. It also has violence and race issues that are very pertinent to the world we live in today. There is a lot on the news about the Middle East and the problems between Muslims and Jewish people. These are difficult topics to explore in any circumstance, which makes this book unique.
I do not think this is a book I would have normally just picked up to read in the store as I tend to avoid books that make me uncomfortable and this book did that. However, I am glad I read it. While the topics are traditionally taboo, this book provides great insight and understanding that people are people no matter what their religion or political views.
Evil exists in the world and we cannot avoid it; however we can strive to understand where it is coming from and learn from it to become better people. That is the message of this book. While I would not have necessarily chosen this book to read, I am glad that I did. It has broadened my view of the world and, hopefully, helped me to see into a world I will never live.
I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds despite being such a difficult book to read. This is NOT a book for children. It is definitely for adults as the topics described are serious and not for young people. The discussion guide in the back was invaluable.