Absolutely loved this and the cover is so beautiful I was
so engrossed in this story that I read it in one sitting It s a hard story to read since it engrossed in this story that I read it in one sitting It s a hard story to read since it with cruel people who force people into being their indentured servants *FOR WHAT WE CONSIDER TRIVIAL MATTERS AMAL IS A * what we consider trivial matters Amal is a Pakistani girl and she talks back to a man at a local market not realizing he s the son of village s wealthy landlord The entire village fears the Khan family She doesn t have a choice so she has to go live with the Khan family on their estate as a servant to pay off her debt because saying I m sorry just isn t good enough for the Khan s Amal is a strong courageous girl who fights for her freedom but she has no idea if she ll ever see her family again Satisfying ending I highly recommend the audiobook Amal Unbound tells the story of Amal a oung girl living in a small village in Pakistan who unknowingly insults the corrupt landlord of her village and as a result is forced to become a servant in order to pay off her family s debt Sometimes I wish I did not pay such careful attention Maybe then I would not have learned that they thought being a girl was such a bad thing I really enjoyed this book and I need to read books like these by Pakistani authors It s not even just that I loved the plot which I really did it s that I m seeing all aspects of my culture represented in literature and it honestly feels amazing Just small things like seeing the name Shaukat in a book which is my father s name and seeing village life through Amal s eyes that just remind me of my mother s stories of her own childhood growing up in a village I thought hope had vanished But hope was a tricky thing It found its way back to me Amal was a really interesting protagonist mainly because she holds so much strength and hope in her heart for someone so Signaler un problème young and it really made me admire her Her journey through being forced to become a slave to becoming a part of a team taking down the corrupt landlord just felt really heartwarming especially seeing her grow and make decisions for herself The only thing I have to say though is that the ending felt a little rushed and resolved really uickly but apart from that it was a really strong book In a week or so we can see how things are going my father continued But in any case rememberou have already learned a lot More than many of the neighborhood girls You can read and write What do Un monstre dans les céréales you need to know I always thought my parents knew me well So how could he ask me that What did I need to knowThe whole world Abu the whole world I also really enjoyed Amal uestioning the thinking in her village especially when it came down to the treatment of boys compared to girls I liked that Amal stood up for herself and recognised that it was wrong that her education wasn t seen as a priority and that what was important was for her to become someone in the house that should look after others and learn how to maintain a household But I liked that even from aoung age Amal was fighting and uestioning these beliefs in her own way Life isn t fair Maybe it was true but why was that a reason to just accept everything and go along with it Overall Amal Unbound made me realise just how much I need books representing my culture I can never get enough of books like thes. N she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila Most troubling though is Amal’s growing awareness of the Khans’ nefarious dealings When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status uo and if Amal is ever to achieve her drea.
flat characters and and average writing style icharacters and and average writing style I this book could have been so much Follow me on Facebook Blog Instagram Twitter If everyone decided nothing could change nothing ever would Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed is a beautiful and moving middle grade novel about twelve Painting Landscapes from Your Imagination year old Amal aoung girl living in a Pakistani village with dreams of becoming a teacher Amal s dreams are soon crushed when she actually insults a member of the ruling family of her village and she is then forced to wo If everyone decided nothing could change nothing ever would There s no denying that this is an important bookThere s no denying that the world is a better place with stories like this one being told This is the sort of book that I could see myself throwing at people because I certainly want a higher amount of the world population to understand how essential education is in a girl s life I want us all to stop taking it for granted Just Lippenbekenntnisse yesterday I was looking at my unofficial transcript thinking Only twoears and I m out Shame Shame Shame Some people don t get to go to high school let alone university and here Chasing McCree Chasing McCree you are counting the days untilou get Impossible Things your diploma You should enjoyourself because school isn t forever and sometimes not forever comes sooner than expected as it is the case for AmalAll she did was say no She stood up for herself denying a grown man the fruit she had purchased for her family Now it could have been worse The man could have taken it or her on the spot and give nothing in return But Amal had had enough so she spoke up Her punishment Becoming a servant for the same man who wanted the fruit and eventually took everything from her her family friends and above all her education Except Amal is a smart twelve ear old girl She ll figure something out to not let her brain rot and spend her whole life imprisoned I know for a fact that Amal and I could become best friends in real life Like me she is outspoken she stands up for what she believes in she doesn t uite have a filter and she makes the most of any situation She makes this book Without her nothing would make sense But here s the catch Although I can praise the themes all day long it doesn t change the fact that the writing is only adeuate the secondary characters two dimensional and the events main ones aside somewhat dull A character driven realistic middle grade story that could have been engaging but that managed to bring forward and explore universal themes Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Finally A book that s set in Pakistan I got real excited when I got my hands on this one I just wish there were a bit details of Pakistan but since that s not the main topic it s uite understandableIt s uite a short fun read so I really recommend itJust look at
The Cover It S So Pretty Probablycover It s so pretty Probably to being 35 stars for the fact that it is extremely idealisticSee me talk about it briefly in my May wrap up One of my January selections for the Pick One For Me challenge with the group A Million More Pages Care of her siblings Amal is upset but she doesn’t lose hope and finds ways to continue learning Then the unimaginable happens–after an accidental run in with the son of her village’s corrupt landlord Amal must work as his family’s servant to pay off her own family’s debtLife at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal–especially whe. .
This middle grade story shines a light on so many issues that are worlds away from life in our cozy little suburb The focus on education and what others go through to have the privilege of attending a class was fodder for some important conversations in my house The strong intelligent female main character was well drawn and seemed as reuired by circumstance older and wiser than her ears My daughter is a bit of a reluctant reader She was challenged with the throughout the story and never stopped stumbling overmispronouncing them but she loved this story 5 starsnew favoriteand that
Is Really Somethingreally saying something I was surprised to find tears slipping down my cheeks at the end A solid 4 star middle gradeRead aloud to me by my daughter this book was so inspirational The book cover is a piece of art and this book is written for a ounger audience like kids between 9 and 13 I think Aisha Saeed s books should be put into every school curriculumIn Pakistan Amal holds on to her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family s debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan familyThe book as the previous one Aisha Saeed wrote burned me I felt angry and I wanted to enter the book and save Amal from the tyrant monster who made her a slave I felt that Khan dude to be much older but he was in his early twenties Amal s name in Arabic means Hope and I think it s such a suitable name she hopes for a better future for herself and others and hopes to change the injustice in her villageOn the other hand I believe that some things are disguised as bad things might be good things in the long run In the beginning of the book Amal was treated like an unpaid maid to her family they depended on her too much while she is a child as well and her father didn t care about her education She only imagined herself as the woman she respected the most her teacher in school That s what she wanted to be When she moved to the Khan estate she saw a different sides to the same story she might have come by force but many others loved staying and working in that house She had the opportunity to be exposed to both a different lifestyle and education both with different people and books The books she read wouldn t have been available to her in her house or school Amal might have felt she lost something by what happened to her but maybe she gained than anyone else in her small town She saw for herself how rich people lived she learned different things like how to be strong on her own and most importantly that people even the ones ou loved than anything could move on and forget ou That she is stronger and braver than her parents Her father was obviously planning on stopping her education so maybe what happened benefited her in the long run her father felt ashamed and indebted to her she gained her freedom in her imprisonmentThe book ends in an open way I think Amal could be anything she wants not just a teacher I think she is the one who is going to succeed between ALL of her friends and neighbors she might even travel and see the world someday This girl is a fighter 35 stars I think this book has a very important story and I hope we will see stories and characters like Amal in the future I hope this book leads to many important books. The compelling story of a girl’s fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitudeLife is uiet and ordinary in Amal’s Pakistani village but she had no complaints and besides she’s busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day Her dreams are temporarily dashed when–as the eldest daughter–she must stay home from school to take.