This book was important for me to read to learn about my family’s history and the history of Cambodia. Reading this I became more aware. It also helped me connect to Cambodia through Loung‘s descriptions. It was well written and I’m glad that it became a movie. Overall, best book I’ve EVER read.
I couldn't put this book down. She brought me with her from her child point of View to the one of the worst humanitarian crisis in history, with honesty, and beautiful words.
I can't wait to see the movie !!
To long though
Loung ung did a phenomenal job writing this book and putting into words her awful experience through the Cambodian genocide. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs touching up on this gruesome period in history.
Leftovers left no ending
It's hard to "review" a book like this; the author's ability to retro her experiences in her own childhood narration highlights how harrowing her experience was. The confusion and loss. It's very hard hitting and difficult to accept at times, and at times angering, that such horrible things could happen. It's also inspiring to see her come through it all. Very moving.
Enriching! Her story really instilled both optimism and courage.
The author makes you feel like you are right there with her. Some very sad parts but throughout the whole book, I found myself pushing for her and her family. A true story of how a little girl survived it through the Cambodian genocide.