My progress through the first few chapters was steady but it made me think ho-hum. Then Conor began to develop a sense of humor, the children became familiar, and I started feeling the pain the families endured in Nepal and started rooting for Conor and Next Generation! A heart-warming story of human spirit, respect, brotherhood, and of course love.
Rated of 5
by June M. (Columbia, South Carolina)
Fulfilment of a Promise
Conor Grennan thought he was out to travel the world until he arrived in the mountainous country of Nepal where he volunteered in an orphanage. With the civil war, children were taken from their parents with the promise of a better life. However, they were mistreated and starved. The lucky ones were rescued and placed in the orphanage. After returning to the US, he set up a foundation and returned to Nepal to try and locate the parents of the orphans. The book describes his relationship with the children and his determination to fulfill his promise to locate the parents.
Rated of 5
by Nancie C. (Klamath Falls, OR)
It took about one-third of the way into the book to grab and hold my interest. From that point, I found it compelling to read on. The author's use of simile's in some cases seemed forced; removing them would improve the reading experience. In the final copy, I recommend that pictures of some of the children and Farid be included; and a map of Nepal which includes the Humla Region. I would like to have learned more about Jagrit's outcome towards the wrap up of the story.
[Editor's Note: Nancie was reading an 'advanced reader's copy' of "Little Princes". As ARCs are produced some months ahead of publication date they are often missing inserts such as pictures. In this case, we're happy to confirm that the finished version of "Little Princes" has both a map and photos (and some wonderful images and videos can also be found at NextGenerationNepal.org]
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