- File Size: 3647 KB
- Print Length: 467 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1520753993
- Publication Date: May 4, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y4YC8V8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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But it's not just Emma's story, but the story of the people of Syria, whom Emma is forever changed by. Katherine L. Evan is sharing an important story, and one that needs to be heard and felt. My heart, even more so, goes out to those in Syria who fight to survive in the midst of an ongoing geopolitical battle. It is obvious that this is an issue that is near and dear to Katherine's heart, and it is reflected in her story. The book offers insight and is enlightening, and I think it's absolutely wonderful that all the proceeds from this book go to Syrian aid organizations.
Many tears and smiles, and I struggled to put the book down. There were many cliffhangers that kept me on my toes. It is a story that will stay with me for a very long time.
This book isn't an easy read. There are parts that will punch you in the gut. And you will get choked up numerous times (there are only four books that have made me tear up. This was one of them), and you will love every bit of this book. Emma is a journalist running from a terrible childhood. Running away, running to, it doesn't really matter. Escape is all she craves. She has people who love her, but it isn't enough. Like many young adults, she needs to find herself and give back to the world. So, she heads to Syria to do some investigative reporting. Let me repeat. Syria. This isn't going to be pretty. The best thing I loved about this book was that it was REAL. This one is absolutely worth reading. The main character is flawed and broken and authentic and beautifully written. I'm so thankful I read this.
I felt with Emma from the first till the last page.
The tragic context in which the story is set in sadly couldn't be more up-to-date. I think we can all see, that Emmas mission to bring awareness to the horrible war and refugee crisis in Syria is now probably needed more than ever.
The author Katherine L. Evans did a great job to bring attention to the situation in Syria with her story and even more all her earnings from the book will be donated to charity for Syrian refugees and conflict journalists.
But there is also a lot more to the story than this and I am sure most readers will be able to feel with Emma the way I did.