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Teaser Tuesday: I Am Nujood, Age 10 & Divorced

December 8th, 2015 (10:17 pm)

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Teaser Tuesdays
is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR (To-Be-Read) lists if they like your teasers!





And here is mine for this week:

Today's teaser is from I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali, with Delphine Minoui. This is the true story of Nujood Ali, a Yemeni girl who, at age 10, was forced to marry a man three times her age, and the courage she showed in finding a way out. In this scene, on page 68, it is the day after Nujood's wedding, and she is inconsolable, comparing it to a time when she was lost in a marketplace and felt just as alone — until a kindly vendor helped reunite her with her aunt. Unfortunately, she knows, this time there is no kindly vendor to rescue her.

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"Gone were the magic of spices and the kindly looks of vendors who let children taste their still-warm doughnuts. My life was taking a new turn in this world of grown-ups, where dreams no longer had a place, faces became masks, and no one seemed to care about me."

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