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Book Review: The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

Imagine this: you are a young boy living in a war-torn area with your family, and the opposition controls your village. You don’t like it, but still live in peace with your family, happy in their love and care, happy with little things that are more memorable like the quirks of your siblings than the fear of landmines from the enemy. But one dreaded evening, something happens, something that breaks your heart, but are still forced to live on. How would you feel? Angry, torn, sad, vengeful, panicked, hurt that some people do not want to do anything about the injustice that has been dealt to you? I did imagine myself in such a position, because frankly, that was the only way that I could feel and understand the protagonist of this novel. I had to step into his shoes, and that was one of the hardest things to do given his situation. Continue reading “Book Review: The Almond Tree, by Michelle Cohen Corasanti”