Friday, October 3, 2014

5* War Kids by H.J. Lawson @hjlawson1 #ReviewShare #YA #Syria

War KidsWar Kids by H.J. Lawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first impression was - From the cover, I knew I would like this book. The subject matter is current which is what made this book a good read. I truly wonder what motivated the author to pick this scenario. War has devastating effects on anyone but children more so and Hayley Lawson spins a story of emotions, fear and loss.

As I got to the middle, I felt - This book was heart stopping. I was completely invested. Children who are forced into adulthood. Hayley Lawson keeps you in the moment.

As I neared the end, I thought - Despite the change in POV, Hayley Lawson's writing is consistent and clear as she pens this story. The way the main character rises to the occasion despite the extreme circumstances she faces.

My final impression and recommendations - I cannot recommend this book enough. It is well-written with a lot of research. Despite the difficult subject matter, the reader is able to feel the characters and emphatise with their situation.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.

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