Monday, December 1, 2014

The House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout

My rating: 4.8

This is about a Canadian girl, Amanda Lindhout who gets the travel bug. The first portion of the book was wonderful.  It brought back so many memories of my travels.

Then she gets kidnapped in Somalia where she is held hostage for 460 days. This was co-written by Sara Corbett who did a beautiful job. She captured the beauty of each country, Amanda's optimistic positive outlook and the fear and dread of the kidnapping.  I also felt that she captured the mindset and horrors of spending that long alone in captivity in an artful and suspenseful way without being overly emotional.  There are some very horrible things that happen that are conveyed so well. An amazing memoir that is a tribute to Lindhout's fortitude and resilience.

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