Top positive review
VERY SOUR BEGINNING - ENDING SWEETER
on 29 January 2017
A moving story from a young girl who shouldn’t have to experience such violence and disruption so early in her life. I remember the Sierra Leone war and it was so sad that many of the village population, especially children, were caught up in the atrocities delivered with no mercy whatsoever. A well-written - brief book - chronicling Mariatu’s early life in Sierra Leone and then later in England and Canada. When I eat a mango, I will now always think of Mariatu and Sierra Leone. Recommended, albeit quite emotional in places, especially in the first half of the read.