A Survivor to History...and the Present

Sarah Leichty

5 Stars

November 7, 2017

As I write this in 2017--years after the war in Syria began and nearly two decades after the U.S. War on Terror started--I hear little news of Al-Qaeda.

Yet, as of this week, I heard plenty of ISIS.

Through the eyes of one woman whose life was horrendously made captive to its cruelty.

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad is--for all its realness--a harrowing look inside of nations and hearts affected by terror. Nadia witnessed the deaths of her family members before being made a sex slave who had to answer to the whims of the IS. Today, no longer in captivity, Nadia shares her story--a story that, sadly, still has many echoes in the world.

I recommend this book to those who are not only interested in current world affairs but who truly care about the lives affected by those events.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.