I didn’t expect this book to hit me between the eyes and challenge my status quo, but it did.
It starts off slow, but gradually lifts up a standard of courage, and somberly reminds that the Universe will come to the aid of the brave.
Only nineteen, but stubborn enough to reject defeat, Farida said, “Fear blinds us to possibilities.”
Locked in a container in the middle of an ISIS war camp for many hopeless months (and vain escape attempts ending in brutal beatings), Farida discovered a hidden door they had previously overlooked. Then, using that door, executed a risky plan that saved her life and that of five other tortured and malnourished girls.
Now, anytime I am tempted to chicken out or make excuses, I will remember her example.