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Posted January 20, 2013
An amazing true story about a brave and courageous young girl growing up in a remote village in Somalia. She shows us a glimpse of her world: sleeping on a dirt floor, going without food, and often living in fear. She tells her story in a way that makes you care about her and that keeps you reading to find out what happens next. It's difficult to imagine what she had to do to survive in Africa, at the refugee camp and when starting a new life in completely different culture. It was impossible to read and not have a different outlook on my day to day life.
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Posted February 15, 2013
Posted February 3, 2013
Habiba's story is almost unbelievable, especially for those of us who were born into the American Dream. I don't think any of us can understan or even imaging what Habiba has gone through in her young life, to now be living the American Dream. I have heard stories of poverty, abuse and violence before but until I read Conquering the Odds, Journey of a Shepherd Girl I really didn't believe that it existed in today's modern world. I dare you to read this book. It will make you appreciate what you have and the beauty of growing up and living in a free country with so many privileges that we have available to us everyday. Do you really appreciate a lite when you turn it on? Clean water when you turn on the faucet? All the food you want, when you want it? Habiba does!!!I I know this woman. She is amazing and inspiring, just like her book.It's an easy read, only 170 pages, that I couldn't put down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.