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Half of a Yellow Sun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    Half of a Yellow Sun was a good book, it took place during the Biafran War and it showed the hardships of moving from place to place because of war and that even high class people had to throw everything they had away and abandon their homes to reach safety. It also showed how people were in the military, and how people were enlisted from the streets and thrown into combat and they just had to deal with it and try not to die. Old and young, it did not matter. Overall I gave this book a 4, it was a good read but a lot of the content was drawn out and boring, where some content was exciting. There could have been a more equal amount of interest in the book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    a good book

    Half of a yellow sun was an amazing book. It is an epic story with a great plot. The story takes place in Nigeria during the Biafran war. The writer uses themes such as loyalty and betrayal, and describes in-detail what each of the character's thoughts and feelings are. I enjoyed seeing how the characters progressed and changed throughout the story. I didn't know much about Nigeria before I read this story, but this story taught me a lot about Nigerian history. Since the author is Nigerian, she wrote the story very realistically, and explained the events that the characters went through as if they had actually happened. I would recommend this book for high school students or adults, because of some of the adult themes that are in this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

    Wow

    This book had me on the edge of my seat for much of the story. It's incredible and moving.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    One who out lives her time

    It is a full and good representation of the early history of Nigeria and of course what led to the rise and fall of the land of 'THE HALF OF A YELLOW SUN', outlining the challenges of a a young republic and the fight for liberation among its own people. Nothing could be more dramatic than the action that unfolds from the uniqueness of the well chosen characters. Not forgetting the Epilogues that follows the sections 'The World Was Silent When We Died'. Chimamanda simply lives beyond her time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

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    "And you are...Pierce?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2007

    A cliff hanger

    Readers that read this book would be ampled,because the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie trys to blind the readers by appending characters.They are characters that readers dont have the knowledge of knowing whether they're African or European.Any clairvoyant would be attached to this book because of its adventure that swallows you into the glorifing country, Nigeria.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Half of a Yellow Sun Review

    Half of a Yellow Sun was an attention griping story that took place in Nigeria, the reason that the book was so captivating is that it involves the different perspectives of characters on how events unfolded, not only in the country or continent but in their actual lives . I think the authors point of using different perspectives was to get the full effect of what is really going on. This book will make you laugh, angry, sad, and even cringe. Overall the book was really good, comprehensable and gives you a better understanding about the people in other parts of the world and how where they live effect them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2007

    Good Story

    I recently read this book for my high school English class and I really enjoyed it.It takes place in Nigeria at the time of the Biafran war. The reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because there are some parts throughout the story that are slightly slow, especially the beginning. Besides the rocky start, this book is filled with violence, love, and betrayal. It gives great detail in explaining each character and describing their thoughts and feelings of what they go through. I highly suggest this book for all ages.

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