Simply the best book I’ve read this year. Marra’s writing is enticingly beautiful while writing about horrific events during the two Chechen wars. Young Hara, recently orphaned, is taken by her neighbor Akhmed to the only safe place he knows—the hospital. There he entrusts the girl to the surgeon Sonja, who is looking for her missing sister, another casualty of the war. Don’t be put off by the brutality of the subject; the beauty of the story comes through on every page of this magnificent debut.
Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent, athletic, and beautiful, and she even gets along with her stepfather, James. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and her mother Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune to the pull of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Slowly and against their will, Elizabeth and James are forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to them-and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.
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