➷ Words in the Dust Author Trent Reedy – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Words in the Dust Zulaikha Hopes She Hopes For Peace, Now That The Taliban Have Been Driven From Afghanistan A Good Relationship With Her Hard Stepmother And One Day Even To Go To School, Or To Have Her Cleft Palate Fixed Zulaikha Knows All Will Be Provided For Her Inshallah, God Willing Then She Meets Meena, Who Offers To Teach Her The Afghan Poetry She Taught Her Late Mother And The Americans Come To Her Village, Promising Not Just New Opportunities And Dangers, But Surgery To Fix Her Face These Changes Could Mean A Whole New Life For Zulaikha But Can She Dare To Hope They Ll Come True

<Reading> ➷ Words in the Dust  Author Trent Reedy – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Hardcover
  • 286 pages
  • Words in the Dust
  • Trent Reedy
  • English
  • 19 January 2018
  • 0545261252

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  1. says:

    A children s book, written by a soldier about an Afghani girl, set in the recent past That s a toughie There are a lot of easier books out there to review too Why aren t I writing one about the adorable little girl who wants to be Little Miss Apple Pie or the one about the cute dog that wants to find its home Well, sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone, which I suspect is what author Trent Reedy wanted to do here With an Introduction by Katherine Paterson and enough backmatter A ch...


  2. says:

    I count this among the finest first novels I ve yet read I was most impressed by the tremendous empathy, Trent Reedy, a U.S soldier, was able to find for his main character, Zulaikha, a young Afghan girl He wrote so deeply in her perspective that if I were told that the book was written by Zulaikha, I d completely believe it.Part of what makes the writing so outstanding and believable is the level of detail Words in the Dust incorporates Reedy has obviously spend countless hours researching I count this among the finest first novels I ve yet read I was most impressed by the tremendous empathy, Trent Reedy, a U.S soldier, was able to find for his main characte...


  3. says:

    The usual caveat I edited this, I m biased, etc.But what makes this book really, really good is first, how beautifully low key and specific it is about Zulaikha s life in western Afghanistan how she and her sister do housework all day, her stepmother s coldness, the teasing and low self esteem that come with her cleft palate and then how naturally the world opens up for her, through learning to read at last and surgery to fix her face and how wonderful and also painful are the changes that The usual caveat I edited this, I m biased, etc.But what makes this book really, really good is first, how beautifully low key and specific it is about Zulaikha s life in western Afghanistan how she and her sister do housework all day, her stepmother s coldness, the teasing and low self esteem that come with her ...


  4. says:

    A solid contribution to the small but growing downtrodden Middle Eastern girl genre Zulaika has an interesting story arc, in that in the beginning her hopes and dreams are rather modest and it s only as she s exposed to the world outside of her home that she begins to dream of going to school and getting her cleft palate fixed Her desire to g...


  5. says:

    POTENTIAL SPOILERSPOTENTIAL SPOILERSPOTENTIAL SPOILERSBravo, Mr Reedy, BravoWHAT A STORY THIS BOOK IS FOR ALL AGES To say this book isn t breaking my heart and sucked me in from page one would be a total lie It has been several months since I have considered a YA book to be a worthwhile read and this onethan exceeds my expectations as a 43 year old woman I am heartbroken by the treatment of the main character, Zulaikha, yet as the book continues on..that heart break turns to h POTENTIAL SPOILERSPOTENTIAL SPOILERSPOTENTIAL SPOILERSBravo, Mr Reedy, BravoWHAT A STORY THIS BOOK IS FOR ALL AGES To say this book isn t breaking my heart and sucked me in from page one would be a total lie It has been several months since I have considered a YA book to be a worthwhile read and this onethan exceeds my expectations as a 43 year old woman I am heartbroken by the treatment of the main character, Zulaikha, yet as the book continues on.....


  6. says:

    As Katherine Paterson puts it in her introduction to this heartwrenching debut novel, you will never read the news about Afghanistan again without remembering that you have a friend there a girl named Zulaikha with whom you hoped and suffered and rejoiced and prayed.


  7. says:

    I received this book through Goodreads Words in the Dust is the story of a young Afghani girl, Zulaika, with a cleft lip and palate The story explores her daily life in Afghanistan and the changes brought by the arrival of American soldiers Zulaika lives in a modest dirt home with her father, stepmother, her older brother and sister Zeynab , and her two younger brothers Her mother had been killed years before Initially, Zulaika s life consists of chores, as school is not even a considerati I received this book through Goodreads Words in the Dust is the story of a young Afghani girl, Zulaika, with a cleft lip and palate The story explores her daily life in Afghanistan and the changes brought by the arrival of American sold...


  8. says:

    I won this book through GoodReads Having the privilege of a first read was lots of fun I really enjoyed this novel The story follows the life of a young Afghan girl, Zulaikha, who, born with a cleft lip, struggles with her own self image as she comes of age In a country previous wrought by the restrictions of the Taliban, Afghanistan is in a time of change under the presence of the American soldiers Zulaikha comes into direct contact with American soldiers as they help her fix her cleft lip I won this book through GoodReads Having the privilege of a first read was lots of fun I really enjoyed this novel The story follows the life of a young Afghan girl, Zulaikha, who, born with a cleft lip, struggles with her own self image as she comes of age In a country previous wrought by the restrictions of the Taliban, Afghanistan is in a time of change under the presence of the American soldiers Zulaikha comes into direct contact with American soldiers as they help her fix her cleft lip and provide her father with profitable employment There is a glimpse of the marriage process in the book as her sister marries young, leaving her starving for companionship She finally begins to learn to read and write from her mom s friend Meena and desires to go to school to learnThis book is a wonderful blend of story and cul...


  9. says:

    Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy.This is of the YA genre but I still enjoyed reading it DONKEY FACE Donkey Face Can you imagine hearing that chant every time your mother sent you to the market Neither can I but Zulaikha lived with it Always pulling her chador tighter across her mouth.Zulaikha is a young Afghani girl with a cleft palate Zulaikha s life is not eas...


  10. says:

    Sweet and caring Zulaikah is the second oldest girl in her large family They live in a small village in Afghanistan a country that places a lot of importance on marriage prospects for their children For Zulaikah, this reality is hard to take because she has a cleft palate, which makes her less desirable for a match in marriage After watching her sister get married to an older wealthy man, Zulaikah wonde...

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