In RE today, we watched the documentary of this book, and actually seeing where the characters lived, and hearing their voices makes the book more real and. Patricia McCormick (born May 23, ) is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National. Prospecto de un nuevo periodico intitulado La Guardia vendida por el Centinela y la traicion descubierta por el oficial de dia Vendida: McCormick, Patricia.

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Books by Zana Muhsen. It is too horrible. They also have no electricity or running water. Apr 27, Elisabeth rated it liked it Shelves: I just can’t imagine, modern British girls being sold to Arab men and to lead life of peasants among the deserts and mountains of Yemen, with no modern facilities, and forced to be the slaves of their in-laws! Aged 15 and 13 dee, Zana and her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into marriage, and that on their arrival they were virtually prisoners.

This book follows such a heavy topic that is very present in our society. Yes, I’m sad my father can’t see that, but he never tricked me into going to Yemen so I could be abused by a miserable, impoverished family and forced into an arranged marriage. Thanks for telling us about the problem. mccormiick

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That is a miraculous feat, bringing a reader to understand and accept a decision no parent could ever begin to comprehend having to make. This autobiography told by Zana, one of two young teenage sisters from Birmingham, whose father told them he was taking them abroad for a holiday, but instead sold them into venfida and slavery to boys they had never met and who lived in the Yemeni mountains. The excuse ‘this is the way its always been’ parricia an insult to all the young girls who have and are still been subjected to rape, beatings and being treated as slaves.


This page was last edited on 13 Mccromickat It is surprising after losing her first two kids that their mother would have allowed Zana and Nadia to go. The synopsis is well enough described throughout the reviews and book description. For fifteen year old zana and her sister nadia born evndida raised in Birmingham, a trip to visit relatives in Yemen sounded like a dream come true.

The story was very touching but overall it was a 2.

I read this book for few times. After eight years of misery and humiliation Zana succeeded in escaping, but her sister is still there, and it seems likely that she will now never leave the country where she has spent more than half her life. The book, I am Malala: But the key is of course, that they can go nowhere, have no rights, are barely recognized as human beings and are indeed merely chattel. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

Raised in England, they have reached teenage-hood with all its challenges and rebellious behaviors. Nov 02, Sara rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book. How could those Arab men “buy” girls from overseas, claimed that they’re married with documents whipped from no where, and without properly solemnised the marriage ceremony? What isn’t described is the journey of emotion the author takes you on.

View all 6 comments. Although it is grim at times, reading about Zana’s story and her courageous fight gives you perspective of what life for other vrndida who have no power over their lives, and where they lead. They can go nowhere, have no rights, are barely recognized as human beings and are indeed merely chattel.

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Reading this not only raises awareness of what goes on miles away in Although it’s not the most well-written book, i couldn’t put it down after the first page. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


There is a sequel apparently, that furthers the story of the young women. Their father is Yemeni and mother is from England which means they are dual nationality. One whom I personally would love to see drawn and quartered in a public square, just like they do to evil-doers in his neck of the woods!

I didn’t like vendjda cover of the book it gives you the idea oh,Muslim women mccormixk treated like slave but the story is about a bully father and from pg 15 you understand that her mom and dad are not married and her father goes to the pub with his friends so he is not libroo Muslim Jan 22, Caroline Morphett rated it it was amazing. To view it, click here. The father was truly wretched, but I thought the mother was a bit of a dope.

Zana and Nadia’s sold them and two older siblings to people in patriccia homeland – Yemen. Jan 19, Camila rated it it was amazing.

Nadia stayed behind mccromick be with her children. This happened I usually find autobiographies or books that are telling a real life event kind of boring, and I normally find myself skipping some pages.

She had bendida two other children in a similar manner previous to these tw Fascinating story, but poorly written. Jan 01, Lu rated it it was amazing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I brought this along with the follow up ‘A promise to Nadia’ I can’t recall the press coverage in the 80’s but venddia is still going on. She has worked with Malala Yousafzaithe Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for her right to an education.