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Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack, reaffirmed her desire to live, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown.In this gripping and heartbreaking true story, Mariatu shares with readers the details of the brutal attack, its aftermath, and her eventual arrival in Toronto. There, she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.
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By Jan on 06-28-12
Sweet Story of Survival, but...
absolutely the most painful narration I have endured, had to figure out how to high speed the book... I own 300+ books. The events of Sierra Leon were new to me and I did enjoy the basic information and Mariatu's story. Spend your credit on "Left to Tell" if looking for this type of story.
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By SydSavvy on 06-30-13
Sweetly told -- What is a President?
I'm ashamed to say that I had no idea about this country, about this war, this violence, these people, this particular hope for a better future. I am so glad I listened to this story about a girl who kept on surviving.
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