Whew! This book was good and also pissed me off at the same time. I read this book with a pink highlighter and felt like I was just highlighting entire pages because so much of it shocked and astounded me.
I added this to my list now that I’m aBeautycounter consultantand trying to make healthier choices for what I put on my skin. It was published in 2007 so I would be interested to know what changes for the better and worse have been made since it’s publication. It doesn’t go into too much depth but is a easy read and beginner’s intro into our nasty cosmetics industry. It also made me wonder if I too could get tested like some of the people in the book did for chemicals in my body and then see if by making better choices those amounts decrease.
I really wanted to like this book but I felt that it needed so much more. I mean, it was her story but it was so short and such light reading. I finished the book in 2 hours. There could have been so much more background into the culture of a society that married their girls off at age 9. There was so much co-author influence in the book that I had a hard time believing in some of the statements made by Nujood. Is that really the way a 9 year old thinks?
This was my beach book for summer of 2015. It was so very much better than the movie that I saw first. I felt like the movie was just lacking in depth and story so I wasn’t disappointed when I opened the book and found more depth. Was it “Eat, Pray, Love” which is my favorite travel memoir? No. I also didn’t feel that her story was that remarkable either. But, it was a light summer beach read that I enjoyed. That is all that matters.