Keep Me Safe by Daniela Sacerdoti

Keep Me safe

This is the story about Anna and her six-year-old daughter, Ava. Toby Ava’s father abandons the family, this devastates Ava. She remains mute for several days and after that starts to ask for her other mother.  It was intriguing at first to try and figure out the mystery of Ava telling her mother Anna that she wants to go see her other mother.

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The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas

Review

The story is set in Germany during the Nazi rule. It is about a family of four who lives in Berlin. Bruno a 9-year-old boy is the protagonist and the narrator. His father is an army commandant, his mother a housewife and his sister who we get to learn that they do not always get along. One day Bruno comes to his room to find their servant packing his belongings.

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WWW Wednesday October 4th

Every week I participate in this meme hosted at Taking on a world of words

To take part you answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you will read next?

Here is my WWW for this week.

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First Chapter- First Paragraph- Tuesday Intros (3rd October)

First chapter

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is hosted by (Diane) Bibliophile by the Sea. Every Tuesday Diane shares the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that she is reading or planning to read soon. Feel free to participate.

This week’s book is Keep Me Safe by Daniela Sacerdoti. The first book I have read written by this author. Almost halfway through reading it.

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Review: Cuz by Danielle Allen

Cuz by Danielle Allen

About Cuz

Danielle Allen seeks to find out what caused the death of her cousin Michael Allen. Michael grew up in a single parent home with his sister and mother. While growing up he spent time with Danielle and her family when his family was unstable.

Danielle and Michael’s friendship bond grew over the years while living with Danielle’s family. At the age of thirteen, Michael gets involved in an attempted carjacking incident ad he is incarcerated for eleven years.

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Review In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz

In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz

Description  on Amazon

Known as “the Leopard,” the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake — seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country’s copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad’s crazed station manager.

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Review – We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names- NoViolet Bulawayo

About We Need New Names

My African literature read took me all the way to Zimbabwe through NoViolet Bulawayo’s book – We Need New Names. This book is about Darling, a 10-year-old girl living in the lower middle-class area in Zimbabwe. It tells of her time growing up in an underprivileged neighbourhood where she and her friends spend their days stealing guavas from the neighbouring upper-class neighbourhood near their home.

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