AUTHOR/ARTIST Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui
GENRE nonfiction. autobiography
PUBLISHER Three Rivers Press
DESCRIPTION Story of Nujood Ali’s divorce, a young girl forced to marry at age 10.
It’s obvious Nujood Ali didn’t write it. She obviously told some of it. But she was 10, small town and could really only write her own name. But that doesn’t really matter. They’re obviously going to use her name because of how big her name apparently got at the time. Apparently the royalties from the book goes to Nujood’s and her younger sisters schooling, as well as feeding the family. So it’s not like just using her name and story is all that bad.
It was depressing though. For the most part. There were plenty of times where I was in tears. But then, she got her divorce and helped give courage to other young girls in her position. But it didn’t sound like it ended all the well. It sounds like things may be ok but…
Slight warning though (because I would say read it), it describes her rape. When she’s maybe 10 and hasn’t even hit puberty. As well as her abuse. Not in great detail for either one, but it is detailed enough to maybe make it so you don’t want to read it if you’re weak hearted.