(Thirty Girls) [PDF/EBOOK] ò Susan Minot

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READ ↠ Thirty Girls Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities who is struggling to survive to escape and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done Jane is an American journalist who has t. This is one of those books that s sold as a story of atrocities in a little known country but that actually focuses on the mundane angst of a visiting AmericanJane is a 38 year old journalist from New York who travels to Uganda to recover from a failed marriage She soon meets the much younger Harry to whom she attaches herself like a barnacle obsessing about the relationship while setting out with a group of aimless expats on a road trip to interview children kidnapped by Kony s Lord s Resistance Army The children include Esther a teenage girl taken hostage along with most of her Catholic school classmatesUnfortunately the book skims over the true drama of Esther s and the other girls stories in favor of the mundane details of Jane s trip and her affair indeed Esther narrates only a third of the book for all that it s supposedly about the thirty girls I suspect Jane s chapters are based on personal experience because they have the ring of travel stories The roads were terrible and when we finally arrived what we thought was a hotel turned out to be a brothel And THEN we asked someone where to find a hotel and he offered to let us stay at his house Like many travel anecdotes they are less interesting than the teller imagines and the road trip drags on interminably Even when the group arrives in what we re told is a war zone all that seems to be at stake for them is who s sleeping with whomI don t blame Jane for continuing to inhabit her own life despite being horrified by the plight of the LRA s victims it s an honest portrayal of the way most people respond to the suffering of strangers I do however blame the author for using the story of the kidnapped girls as a hook to draw readers in to the dull mid life crisis tale of a privileged American Another expat tells Jane she has a wild spirit but this is nowhere in evidence she s needy insecure content to hand over the reins of her journalistic mission to a group of pleasure seekers she s just met and ultimately bland Meanwhile though Esther s story has a few shining moments she is so underdeveloped as to come across as little than a standard resilient victim The other girls hardly register except as a jumble of traditional English names is everyone in Uganda really named this way attached to acts of violence Even the deaths of children at the hands of the LRA are rushed it s only when a white expat is the victim of violence that Minot fully develops the event and its conseuencesAs for the writing Minot does a good job of capturing speech rhythms I immediately heard the East African accent in Esther s narration for instance Her style itself however well see for yourselfHarry turned right down a slope of flattened grass strewn with hulking boulders at the end of which sat a stone house with a thatched roofA sliver of light green pool could be seen at the end of an alley of cedar trees and a gigantic palm tree rose far past the other trees like an exploding firework Marsh stretched beyond with inky grass markings and black twisted trees The purple lozenge of the lake lay fartherUltimately this book bored and disappointed me the story of the kidnapped girls is worthy of a novel but becomes little than the backdrop against which Jane s identity crisis plays out and Jane s story lacks the vitality and insight to carry the narrative itself I recommend passing on this one

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READ ↠ Thirty Girls Lacement heartbreak and the struggle to wrest meaning from events that test them both in unimaginable ways  With mesmerizing emotional intensity and stunning evocations of Africa's beauty and its horror Minot gives us her most brilliant and ambitious novel yet. Susan Minot s books in general do not have real high average ratings on Goodreads but I ve read a couple of her books and liked them than the average reader did Thirty Girls became available on audio so I thought I d try a familiar author again especially after reading some 4 and 5 star reviews by friends But I agree with the 34 average rating on this one well actually 30 stars My heart broke for the story of the African girls abducted and raped by a madman because God told him to do it But the story of Jane an American journalist writing their story turned me off I felt the girls story did not go deep enough into their mistreatment and the injustice of it all while Jane s story was pretty self absorbed until the end when she realized People said that it had to be all in you that you couldn t depend on other people to make you better But that wasn t true It was only through people that you learned how to be better Refined Tastes Sugar Confectionery and Consumers in Nineteenth Century America The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science liked them than the average reader did Thirty Girls became available on audio so I thought I d try a familiar author again especially after reading some 4 and 5 star reviews by friends But I agree with the 34 average rating on this one well actually 30 stars My heart broke for the story of the African girls abducted and raped by a madman because God told him to do it But the story of Jane an American journalist writing their story turned me off I felt the girls story did not go deep enough into their mistreatment and the injustice of it all while Jane s story was pretty self absorbed until the end when she realized People said that it had to be all in you that you couldn t depend on other people to make you better But that wasn t true It was only through people that you Transforming Students learned how to be better

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READ ↠ Thirty Girls Raveled to Africa hoping to give a voice to children like Esther and to find her center after a series of failed relationships In unflinching prose Minot interweaves their stories giving us razor sharp portraits of two extraordinary young women confronting disp. I see people s eyes slide away as I describe this book What are you reading Alena The fictionalized account of girls kidnapped from a convent school in UgandaWhy their eyes ask would I want to read about that But it s not really a want I could have just as easily picked up a psychological thriller or a WWII novel or a Midwestern family saga I read to immerse myself in worlds near and far This brilliant novel took me across the world to the heartbreak and terror happening right this secondWho said you choose your life You have gone away and new things steer you Wind hands Some cruel some kind There is madness in the dark and madness in the morning with the smell of smokeMinot brilliantly steers her two protagonists through cruelties and kindnesses Knowing the heaviness of her material she wisely chooses to have Esther and Jane share their experiences as a retellingwe are often reminded they are in the future sharing their pasts which adds a level of safety and security to the reader Don t get me wrong the events of this book are violent and difficult to read but the slight remove in storytelling strikes just the right tone For myself I tried to keep a calm place inside of me This place I thought of as my soul I pictured it in the shape of a white bowl No one could disturb that bowl it was old and curved and only property only mine I would keep that white bowl in my mindWithout uestion this is a novel worth reading worth recommending


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    (Thirty Girls) [PDF/EBOOK] ò Susan Minot I see people’s eyes slide away as I describe this book What are you reading Alena? The fictionalized account of girls kidnapped from a convent school in UgandaWhy their eyes ask would I want to read about that? But it’s not really a want I could have just as easily picked up a psychological thriller or a WW

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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Thirty Girls
  • Susan Minot
  • English
  • 23 October 2020
  • 9780307266385