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Amal Unbound
Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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rjsthumbelina
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This book was lovely. A hard story to read - Amal's childhood in Pakistan is turned upside down when she mouths back at someone at the market. Her father owes this man a considerable amount of money, and the man takes her as an indentured servant to repay the debt. She finds a found family in the other indentured servants, but that doesn't help the ache from missing her family. Books also become a main theme. Would recommend

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Melancholy2243
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This book is a middle grade story, about a girl named Amal who's life drastically changed when she spoke against a powerful local landlord who crushed her dreams in an instant. This book was incredibly beautiful and I loved it more than I expected I would. It's simple and moving at the same time teaching the lessons we often tend to forget, of courage, and determination and resilience. Also the cover art is stunning.

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Amandakay
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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This middle grade story, though fictional, was inspired by Malala Yousafzai and other girls who take a stand against inequality. Simple enough for young readers, it brings awareness to the oppression of girls and women in Pakistan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #oregonbattleofthebooks

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I don't often read middle grade books. I picked this up to fulfill a reading prompt for a middle grade book not set in the US or UK. Compelling and interesting story set in Pakistan. Well worth the read.

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I loved this! The audiobook wasn‘t doing it for me, but switching to the ebook was just what I needed. What a great story about a Pakistani girl who talks back to the wrong person and is forced to become an indentured servant to the local landlord. It‘s about relationships and courage. Highly recommend!

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Yes! Loved it. Amal matters. Indentured servitude matters. Education for girls matters. “Brave girls are all over the world” Aisha Saeed wrote in the authors note, and I can‘t agree more.

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alisonrose
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2nd #middlegrademarch pick, for the prompt to read a book set in another country. Sometimes MG is just what you need. This was quick & enjoyable, & I really liked Amal. She‘s brave & big-hearted, but still a kid who is unsure of herself & makes some bad impulsive choices. Saeed did well to show the truth of Amal‘s situation of servitude w/o seeming hopeless. Did think the dialogue was too grownup at times, & it wrapped up a bit too easily. 3/5 ⭐️

sblbooks I loved this one. 3y
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But the thing was—those books were what made my days bearable. They were what helped me sleep at night without my homesickness choking me.

Without books, what was there to look forward to?

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Started this one last night and forgot to post it—my next #middlegrademarch read!

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 3y
alisonrose @rubyslippersreads Yes! It‘s really striking 3y
sblbooks Oh yeah, this was a good one. I read it last year. 3y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Hi to Group B for the next round of Litsy Markup Postal Book Club! I took 2 rounds off and am psyched to get back into it. #lmpbc

I‘m starting to think about which book to do. How do you feel about these 3 books? Any that you haven‘t read but want to? @LibrarianRyan @MissAimz_55 @amber_ldsmom

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amber_ldsmom @LiteraryinLititz All three of these are on my Goodreads “Want to Read” list, so I am no help, lol. Maybe go with highest rating? 3y
LiteraryinLawrence @LibrarianRyan @MissAimz_55 Do you guys have interest in any of these 3 books? Sounds like @amber_ldsmom would be up for any of them. If you have read them I can suggest others, this was just a start! 3y
LibrarianRyan All look good and Amal is high on my TBR. 3y
MissAimz_55 Wish and Amal look great to me . The Seventh Wish does not call out to me thought 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Looks like my book choice will be Amal Unbound! :) I'm excited!
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amber_ldsmom @LiteraryinLititz Great! The cover is amazing! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence @LibrarianRyan @MissAimz_55 @amber_ldsmom Hey #lmpbc friends. I hope you‘re holding up ok. I‘m feeling unsure about going ahead with the book club on schedule. To be honest, I don‘t like the idea of going out to the post office. Is anyone else feeling like now isn‘t the right time to start this? 3y
LibrarianRyan @LiteraryinLititz I have mine packaged but have not been to the post office yet. We have a kiosk post office so I don‘t have to actually see anyone. But if you want to hold off that is okay, I understand. 3y
amber_ldsmom I was going to weigh mine on my kitchen scale, pay for postage online, and print the label. Of course, we understand if you want to hold off, though. 3y
LiteraryinLawrence @amber_ldsmom @LibrarianRyan @MissAimz_55 Thanks for being understanding, guys. I‘d like to hold off. If the 3 of you want to continue on with a 3-person group, I fully support that. 💜 3y
amber_ldsmom @LibrarianRyan @MissAimz_55 So are we going to hold off or continue with three? 3y
LibrarianRyan @amber_ldsmom mine is packaged and ready to go so I am fine continuing. 3y
MissAimz_55 I‘m good either way 3y
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hwestfall
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I thought this was a good middle grade book. It touched on a number of topics that could lead to great discussion with students.

rachelm I really liked this one! How many more until your goal? 3y
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Continuing on the middle grade audiobook train!

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Jade.young
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It was on of the most regular stories in the best way Amal Unbound is about a strong caring Gil and her adventure if you like the average books with a little excitement and culture I recommend this book for you!

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Blaire
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Middle-grade about a bright young girl in Pakistan who is attempting to get an education and go to college but due to unpaid debts her life veers off course and she must figure out a way to overcome these circumstances. Good introduction to the obstacles many around the world and particularly girls face in obtaining even a basic education. #booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Abby2
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Great story for middle graders who loved refugee. Good character development and safe ending

Booksnob I love the cover. 3y
Abby2 Me too 3y
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BookInMyHands
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Amal helps her mother, and loves attending school in Pakistan. Some day she plans to attend university. On a trip to the market all her plans are suddenly upended when the vicious village landlord is upset by her words after almost running her over. In anger he recalls her family‘s debt and she‘s forced into indentured servitude.

Heartbreaking, powerful, and ultimately hopeful.

#middlegrade
#readingwomenofcolor2019

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theshrinkette
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Happy Monday! Today's commute reading.

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Peaceful_Reader
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Summer school reading begins. I now have the time to read all the books off the shelves that students loved this year...

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Literaturenut
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This was a good middle grade book. It provided a good picture into what life is like for a girl in a Muslim country, but ended with an optimistic sense of agency.

#Booked2019 #DiverseMiddleGrade #PopSugarReadingChallenge #TwoWordTitle #42of65 #audiobook

alisiakae My daughter and I read this together over winter break, we both really liked it. We went out to a Pakistani restaurant afterwards which is now in our rotation of favorite places to eat! 3y
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#Libby hold came in today. #CurrentlyListening

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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This middle grades book was an enjoyable, eye-opening read. I wish books like this had existed when I was 11 years old or so. The main character is a smart, strong young Pakistani girl with big dreams. When her dreams are shattered by indentured servitude, she learns of a whole other world and realizes too late that she took her life and family for granted. I definitely recommend this book, it would be good middle school reading material.

TheBookHippie I so loved this book!!! We did a #mgbuddyread with it! 3y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @TheBookHippie aw, I'm sorry i missed that! ...i actually only stumbled upon this book because i needed a middle grade book from 2018 for a challenge prompt... this is exactly why i do challenges 🙂 3y
TheBookHippie @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime me too!!! #blameitonlitsy Litsy has broadened my reading substantially!!! 3y
PaperbackPirate That cover! 😍 3y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A cute middle grade book

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MandaMT
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I‘ve heard great things about this from other teachers. I can see why. There‘s a lot here to take a closer look at with students- from complex friendships & family structures to broader global issues.

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TheBookAddict
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Definitely a #mustread. A wonderful story about doing what‘s right and finding your voice to speak up for yourself even when hope seems lost.

#middlegradereads #diversebooks #diverseauthors #femaleauthors #recommendsday #blameitonlitsy

#TwinkyToles #Tolesbrats #mybrat #gingerbrat #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #readingbuddy

Weaponxgirl That cover ❤️ 4y
TheBookAddict @Weaponxgirl yes! It‘s lovely. 💕 4y
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Cathythoughts Harsh ! ♥️💔but true 4y
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Cathythoughts ♥️💔 4y
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tpixie Great quote!
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JaclynW Yes! It is a bigger crime to have it sitting and collecting dust! 4y
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mrp27 Oh, thanks! 4y
Lmstraubie @mrp27 You're welcome 🙂 4y
JaclynW That was so cool to listen to! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to start following that podcast. It looks pretty amazing! Lots of great authors and books on there. 4y
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"[Saeed's novel] provides a window into hierarchical structures that exist in societies globally, and serves to tell a story of a girl who questions and acts against the status quo." https://wowlit.org/on-line-publications/review/volume-xi-issue-2/3/ #MiddleGrade

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I think I‘m actually enjoying my long in progress reads as much or more than any of the books I finished in January. All of them were enjoyable, but I don‘t think any will make my favorites for the year.

#MonthlyStats #ReadingStats

LogiKitty Did you make this graphic yourself?I love it! 4y
Daisey @LogiKitty Thanks! I used the app Typorama. 4y
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ErinC
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I read 15 books this month including the tagged! I really loved a lot of them. None were disliked. I chose a lot of short books this month for 24 in 48 and that helped up my total!

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, well done!👍🏽 4y
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The second book is hard to read, its Columbine. My Favorite book this month was the tagged book.

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JaclynW I love them too! Thanks for all the work you do to make our discussions great! 💙 4y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW Thank you, but it's the participants who make the conversation great 😉 4y
Readingismyescape This was my first time participating. I was working so I had to catch up when I got home but I really enjoyed it. 4y
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Lmstraubie @Readingismyescape We were so happy to have you! Hope you join us again 🙂 4y
Readingismyescape @Lmstraubie I‘m planning on it. I already own the next book. 😊 4y
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Amal is a strong girl who isn‘t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. This book is a realistic look at a different culture and was eye-opening for me.
I highly recommend this to middle grade readers and librarians.

I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a wonderful job.

I read this for #LitsyAtoZ Challenge

Amiable Love the cover 4y
Readingismyescape @Amiable It‘s pretty and meaningful. 😊 4y
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Lmstraubie
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It was an interesting and eye-opening look into life in a small Pakistani village including indentured servitude, male children still being seen as more desirable and the powerful ruling those with less. I'm glad I read it because I was hesitant to add it to the school collection, but definitely will now. #mgbuddyread

Readingismyescape I enjoyed Amal‘s perseverance and curiosity. Definitely worth adding to a collection. 4y
Lmstraubie @Readingismyescape I'm a Librarian in a K-4 library so I find middle grade tricky. A lot of books seem geared towards 5th and up. This one is right on target for my 3rd & 4th graders. 4y
Readingismyescape @Lmstraubie That makes sense. This is a good choice for that age and a glimpse into a different culture. 4y
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Question 11 #mgbuddyread

sblbooks It was a pick for me! Good choice. I liked that it was based in Pakistan, it's interesting to hear about another country. 4y
TheBookHippie Loved this I am not going to read it with my Pakistan kiddos I tutor. I can't wait. I loved reading the perspective it helps a great deal. I'm thankful the knowledge was accurate in the book to my experience with the culture. It's a beautiful little book. I hope it's in schools. 4y
Peddler410 I enjoyed the story because it was a story of modern Pakistan. We need as many stories as possible set during current times around the world. By #ownvoices authors. 4y
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JaclynW @TheBookHippie That's great to know it's accurate. I always wonder. 4y
JaclynW I really loved this book. I loved the love and references to books, teachers and teaching. 4y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW @TheBookHippie @Peddler410 @sblbooks @amie I'm grateful I read it for the story itself and because I was hesitant to add it to my school collection, not knowing the extent of the story, but it's a perfect fit. 4y
Readingismyescape I enjoyed the book and the perspective. I listened to the audio and thought it was very well done. 4y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie This is a great fit for a school library. This would be a great book to read as a class too. It would lead to a great discussion. 4y
Lmstraubie @Readingismyescape I love audio books! I may have to try this one out. 4y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW Definitely! 4y
mrp27 I think it's a great book for kids to learn about other cultures and especially for girls to continue to dream and peruse their dreams. 4y
Smangela @Lmstraubie I‘m not sure how you pick/find the choices for MG buddy read but you have found some really exciting diverse reads and I‘m so grateful! Thank you! 4y
Lmstraubie @Smangela Awww...thank you. I am a teacher librarian so it helps that middle grade fiction is a part of my world 😁 4y
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Question 10 #mgbuddyread

Amie Probably not easily. You can't even go back to the way things were. But her family was loving and she'll probably be ok. 4y
TheBookHippie I don't think so - but I hope! 4y
JaclynW I hope so! I want to believe it. 4y
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Peddler410 I don‘t think it‘s easy — we see a glimpse when she goes home for the wedding. I believe she is so much stronger than when she left and she will be just fine. 4y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW @TheBookHippie @Peddler410 @sblbooks @amie I definitely think she has to find her way back in - into her family, her school, her community, her friends, but in the end I believe she does. 4y
Readingismyescape I don‘t think it would be easy but I believe she will succeed. Like @Peddler410 said, she is so much stronger than she was before. 4y
JaclynW @Readingismyescape @Peddler410 Amal was always so strong, strong-willed. This experience made her even stronger. 4y
mrp27 I don't think she easily transitions because she's seeing so much and she will not go back to her old ways so to speak. I think she'll be more vocal and active in bringing real change to her village and family that won't be so easy. 4y
Lmstraubie @mrp27 That's a really good point. I didn't think of it from the perspective of the change she could bring. 4y
Smangela One of the things I loved about this novel was that the author didn‘t sugar coat all of Amal‘s challenges. When she came home, she felt like an outsider. That has to be realistic and extremely difficult. They‘ve gotten used to her being away (they had to, to cope with it) and now they will all have to get used to being together but they can do that together ❤️ 4y
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sblbooks I'm not sure about that, I do think she has some responsibility. You always have a choice. I'm sure she felt like she couldn't say anyting. I think she's just as much of a prisoner as the servants. 4y
Amie @sblbooks I agree that she is also a prisoner. She is one of several characters in this story who had only bad options from which to choose. 4y
TheBookHippie I think she didn't know she had a choice. 4y
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JaclynW @TheBookHippie Interesting idea. 4y
JaclynW @sblbooks @amie @TheBookHippie She was a prisoner I believe. She was probably as frightened as the villagers. Remember she stopped visiting her relatives because her husband didn't like the idea. She probably lacked the courage to speak up. That's a common reason people play along. Think of the Holocaust. 4y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW I've been in the world of Pakistan culture now for 3 years I am highly respected because of my age, so the men ask me what the woman's rights are. They have the heart and desire to give them everything but have no clue how or what that is. Then it needs to match their faith. It always strikes me that a group of 15 feminist women are in charge of 4 refugee families who are use to an all male world. They are so gracious and kind to us too. 4y
Peddler410 She was a “prisoner of circumstance.” Given the culture, she felt she had to do what she did. Taken Amal as her servant, I think, was her way of trying to connect back with her family. 4y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW @TheBookHippie @sblbooks @amie I agree with @Peddler410 I don't think she had any choice in the matter of marriage and she lost her family. She appeared to treat the staff the better than the rest of her family. 4y
Daisey @Peddler410 I felt much the same about her situation. I felt she purposefully chose Amal to work closely for her because of that village connection. 4y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie What a great opportunity and experience this is for all involved! You are all learning from each other! ❤ We need more of this! That's great that they have such a desire to incorporate women's rights and interesting how they try to match it to their faith. Do they ever come up against a wall? Or can they make it mesh? 4y
JaclynW @Peddler410 I thought this too. You could tell she really longed for and missed her family. 4y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW they do pretty well. I think it helps that I am modest, I have very long hair, don't wear much make up. I'm in long skirts or palazzo pants or dresses so it's easier, the other women are similar. In actuality hippie intrigues them. Our foods are not processed neither is theirs . They are always willing to learn and consider. They cover their heads yet their new fashion is a lot of fun they've discovered leggings under skirts. It's progres 4y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW part 2 as for anything else they ask what is permissible for women and safe what is respectable etc. remember they've never seen women uncovered so it'd be like us going to a nude beach trying to adapt. They've never seen women with short hair. It's just all new. They ask thoughtful questions about our families and mates. Being in the interior of these families the women have quite a bit more power than I thought. It's been amazing to see 4y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW I think they'll end up with a good mesh of faith and American and Muslim . 4y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie I think that's great! I would imagine it's a culture shock! A lot can be learned from their willingness to listen and learn. 4y
TheBookHippie @JaclynW they forever tell me Peace Hippie is Peace Jesus is Peace Muhammad is Peace ...people forgot. It's simple Miss Christine we will teach them Peace. Makes my cry every time . 4y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie And by that, I'm referring to all parties involved. I think people are often too quick to jump in, debate and/ or push their own beliefs. Often true listening and understanding isn't going on. The goal isn't to learn about each other, but to change someone's belief/behavior. I think really listening to someone and learning about them can broaden perspectives and also make for a kinder world. 4y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie A world where we value differences and use them in positive ways. 4y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie 😢😭😢😭😢😭❤❤❤ 4y
JaclynW @TheBookHippie The work you do is so important! Thank you! 4y
Lmstraubie @TheBookHippie @JaclynW Woke up to this thoughtful conversation. So well said! 4y
TheBookHippie @Lmstraubie ❤️📖these #mgbuddyreads have brought lovely conversations ❤️📖 4y
JaclynW @Lmstraubie Thank you for providing great books that lead to such meaningful discussions and for providing a safe place to talk. ❤ 4y
mrp27 Yes and no. She too is a victim and I agree that she probably didn't have much choice but she can choose to still do good in her circumstance. She showed kindness to Amal. 4y
Lmstraubie @TheBookHippie The conversations are always so thoughtful and meaningful. I learn a lot from our discussions. 4y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW Thank you for participating and providing such insight. 4y
Smangela @TheBookHippie I‘m so grateful to have learned about your experience! Is this your career? 4y
Smangela I‘m reading this in America where while things are not perfect, they also are not the same as in Pakistan. The person who has always stuck up for the underdog in me is rankled a little bit, like “just do the right thing!” BUT that‘s not realistic. Nasreen Baji has a reality that is so unlike my own, I can‘t judge her decisions and how she has tried to survive. 4y
TheBookHippie @Smangela I'm a full time volunteer ❤️this is part of that . So the answer is yes. It's my career I just don't get paid 😂❤️ 4y
Smangela @TheBookHippie amazing! Where is it that you volunteer at - my husband and I have had a goal to volunteer more since we‘ve moved to Oh and we really haven‘t. But I‘d like to make it second nature to my son. Any suggestions? 4y
Smangela @TheBookHippie thank you!! 4y
Lmstraubie @TheBookHippie @Smangela You are both quite inspiring 💗💗 4y
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Question 8 #mgbuddyread

Amie Possibly a source of hope, so that her situation wasn't completely terrible. Also to add complexity and nuance to the story. 4y
TheBookHippie To show us we can give hope to someone. 4y
JaclynW @amie @TheBookHippie That's what I thought too. I liked how she was also a village girl with the same background. They could find commonalities even though now circumstances were so different. That is an important part I thought. It is good to be able to relate to those who are different than us. Good lesson we can use nowadays. We have many similarities even though we have differences. 4y
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Peddler410 I agree with the others. 4y
Readingismyescape I agree too. But also to give Amal a glimpse of what could happen if she gives up her own opinions/ideals/background for a man/marriage. The fact that Nasreen was unable to visit her own family. 4y
Lmstraubie @Readingismyescape I was glad she was going to visit her family at the end of the story. 4y
mrp27 I agree with everyone. To give hope and light to Amal 4y
Smangela I thought it was a great example of the complexity of humans. Even good people can do some bad things (like ignoring the horrendous acts of her husband and sons). And the same can be said in reverse for her son. He had moments of not being evil - which is a confusing thing for children to understand. 4y
Lmstraubie @Smangela Such a good point. It's difficult to pinpoint someone as this or that. We humans are a complex breed! 4y
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Question 7 #mgbuddyread

sblbooks Yes, if she hadn't said anything she would still be there servant. "Evil flourishes when good men do nothing." 4y
Amie Yes. She couldn't sacrifice her own life and dreams so that others could be comfortable or not have to change. Hopefully the other servants' lives were better in the long run in spite of the fear and uncertainty they experienced at first. 4y
JaclynW @sblbooks Great quote! 4y
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JaclynW @sblbooks @amie Agreed. Even there was hardships caused by her decision to the household staff, it was the right thing to do in the big picture. In the long run, more people were saved/helped/benefited. That was such a hard decision for such a young girl! The weight of that! Ugh! Can you imagine? 4y
TheBookHippie @sblbooks I so agree! 4y
TheBookHippie She absolutely did the right thing. Bravery. 4y
sblbooks @JaclynW I can't imagine, especially not at that age. 4y
Peddler410 I liked the way this played out. Amal was not only thinking of herself when she made her decision—it was a huge risk but not all Amal‘s risk. She was working with two others. I did appreciate the story showing how that result affected the paid servants — those choosing to be there. 4y
Readingismyescape It was a huge decision and some much pressure. I like how the author didn‘t shy away from the consequences 4y
Daisey @JaclynW Very well said! 4y
JaclynW @Peddler410 @Readingismyescape Yes, I liked that the author showed the whole picture of the consequences. It is very realistic. Not all decisions have positive consequences all around. 4y
JaclynW @Daisey Thanks! 4y
mrp27 Yes! Real change has real consequences. 4y
Lmstraubie @mrp27 It really does. 4y
Smangela @JaclynW I was definitely struck by the weight of that decision - I wonder how it affected Amal in the long run. Or even how discovering she was living in the house of a murderer? I feel like that would be so unsettling and something hard to handle. 4y
JaclynW @Smangela I can't imagine living with that knowledge. It would be terrifying. And to try to go about life as usual to not arise suspicion....😬 I think she had a very strong desire to do what is right. Plus motivation to hopefully go back to her family. She obviously didn't realize the harm her decision would make to the rest of the staff. But as time went on, she realized it worked out for the best. 4y
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