The Bite of the Mango
ISBN: 1554511585 Global Overview for this book
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Here are my thoughts from when I first read the book several years ago (2009):
I was touched for many reasons while reading this story. For one thing, because Mariatu is just my age (I was also born in May of 1986), and we seem to have similar interests (theatre, which I really "found" after a serious illness in my own life; education; fashion; humanitarian efforts...). She seems like a girl who I would have been very likely to try to be friends with, if we would have been in the same place at the same time. Another thing is that, just as Mariatu's life was changing drastically, mine was too. Not through nearly as horrific a thing... it was illness for me. But I became very sick, was heavily medicated, had to spend time in hospitals, give up my education (which sadly I have not yet become healthy enough to rectify), etc... I could only stay awake 4 hours each day for a long time. It was right around this time... just as my body got sick but before I knew it, that I first read about and took an interest in Sierra Leone and what was happening there.
Anyway, I could go on for ages, but suffice it to say that this story is touching and inspiring. It reassures my belief that I should never give up on my dreams. I highly recommend it.
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