“the plot in this book is about this women that want's a better life for her and her familly. because the war in her country makes al her people suffer. so she moves to united states and her life changes completely.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Worst book ever. Not interesting at all.”see full review » see other reviews »
“ The content of the book, The Other Side of the Sky, was strong and very clarified. This book addressed every problem clearly. The book is about hope, but as well about getting through hard times and dealing with terrible events. It’s a tragedy, but very interesting to read at the same time. This book is exciting and very adventurous. This book has a deep meaning, and keeps you wanting to read more. It’s easy to read and very heart touching. This book proves that there’s always struggles but if you push through them, you’ll be fine in the end. The book kept me extremely interested and informed me about many things.
The style of the book was strongly detailed. You could picture each scene clearly because of how descriptive the author made it. You understand what’s happening at all times. The main character, Farah Ahmedi’s has to escape death and flee her home because of war forces. She becomes coerce to go to the mountains, where there are refuge camps and where she will later have to go across the border. She has a long journey trying to go to America. The war was extreme and scary for her. She had to deal with worries, sounds of gunfire and falling bombs, and the long journey. It was hard for her because she had to deal with the pain of losing her family. Along the way she was worried of what might end up happening. Through it all she managed to keep composure, despite her being compelled to leave her country where everything is.
The form of this book was very specific. It was very clear and understandable. There weren’t any
Confusing moments for me about each situation. I felt it was sad, but thrilling and fun to read as well. It
was filled with information and strong meanings. Dealing with certain situations may get to hard for you,
but you should never give up. I would definitely suggest this book. I loved how passionate Farah was
Throughout the whole book.
“the plot in this book is about this women that want's a better life for her and her familly. because the war in her country makes al her people suffer. so she moves to united states and her life changes completely.”Diana Medina wrote this review Monday, December 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A gril and her family lives in Afghanistan.hen they had to find a new home. trying to have a better future with Farah having to struggle to stay alive And when she moves she has to adjust to her new country.”Sharrie Jenkins wrote this review Monday, November 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is an autobiography of an Afhan girl's life in Afghanistan-what is was like for her to grow up around war and oppression, and losing her leg and members of her family to violence- and her experiences of being a refugee and coming to America as a teenager. The Other Side of the Sky is a powerful story and eye-opening story that really helps put the reader in the author's shoes. I think the fact that it is a true story and that the author had it published when she was just a junior in high school make it appealing and relatable to young adult readers. This book would be great in any class, but especially for multicultural or ESL students and covers a range of issues including Middle Eastern culture and religion, war, disability, loss and death, refugee experience, perserverence, and friendship. Definitely for older readers, though because some of the themes are difficult: grades 7-12.”Elizabeth McDonald wrote this review Wednesday, October 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A powerful true story, very eye-opening. Some similarites to A Thousand Splendid Suns, but this is an autobiography. What this girl went through and survived is miraculous. ”What A Dish! wrote this review Thursday, October 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the dry lands of Afghanistan Farah struggles for her mothers life and her own life! As she tries to find the best possible solution to her problems. Being women and without a man with them they are in the worst situation ever! Farah and her prosthetic leg ain't really getting anywhere and her mothers asthma worsens day by day! The loss of her father and brothers has just left them two alone, now they are on their own trying to find the best possible way to make their life better and their idea is to come to America!!”Maria Acosta wrote this review Wednesday, September 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Worst book ever. Not interesting at all. ”Austria♥ Totally not obsessed with David Tennant... Oh no... wrote this review Monday, August 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a teenage girl who moved with her mother to The USA because there was war or something going on in there country. It is a good book because I thought it was sad and fun to read at the same time because it is a real story.”Silke v D. wrote this review Monday, April 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the most interesting and yet sad book i have ever read, but it is so good.”Amra Z. wrote this review Sunday, April 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No