lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Heartbreaking story of a recent warzone

Girl at War: A Novel - Sara Nović

This was such a devastating book, but I think the impact would have been felt more if it had been told chronologically. As it was, it bounced back and forth in time, and although I kept up with the story with no problem, I would have felt the decisions of the characters more if I knew some of their backstory. (I'm still not totally sure why Ana ended up giving a talk to the UN. Just to let them know her story?) However, the scenes that were so gut-wrenching were so well written, and I look forward to hearing more this author. She has inspired me look up some more information about that part of history, of which I know very little, even though it all took place in my life.