Friday, May 1, 2015

A House in the Sky

Nonfiction by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

A House in the Sky: A Memoir

This was a true story about a Canadian woman who was kidnapped in Somalia.

The whole first part of the book is just about her life and why she became a world traveler. Then she details her travels, venturing into more and more dangerous places, boldly going into countries she is warned to avoid.

Everyone told her not to go to Somalia, but she went anyways. Reading the story, at first I was annoyed that she had ignored so many warnings, and felt like saying, "No wonder you got kidnapped! Somalia is a terrible place! Everyone TOLD you! You kind of deserved it." But the truth is, NO ONE deserves to be treated the way she was. And she really endured well, and did a lot of smart things to ensure her survival. So it was a good book.

Oh, and Somalia is not a nice place. Don't go there.

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