The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Right Against the Islamic State" by Nadia Murad is both heartbreaking and horrific yet a triumph of the human spirit's survival. I read the book in a few lengthy sittings as I felt compelled to keep reading. In the book, Nadia describes her personal experience from a simple life in Kocho, a Yadizi village in Northern Iraq to the everyday horror of life in captivity as a sex slave to ISIS militants.
This story is very graphic in its telling, and so unbelievable the atrocities committed against the Yadizi people, who were treated as less than human because they aren't Muslim. While I can't say that I know anything about Iraq, after reading this book I have a better understanding of the ethnic diversity in the country.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about life in Iraq, in particular about those who oppose ISIS and seek justice for the families affected by genocide in Iraq and Syria.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books, in exchange for my unbiased review of the book.