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The Other Side of the Sky

A Memoir

by Farah Ahmedi, Tamim Ansary

The Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi, Tamim Ansary X
The Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi, Tamim Ansary
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    Apr 2005, 256 pages

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    Jun 2006, 256 pages

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kelsey

AMAZING
I was expecting this book to be boring and lifeless but it took my breath away. It was very exciting to read all the challenges she came upon in this book. Farah proved to be an extraordinary girl and changed my point of view about many things. What I love is that it teaches you about a whole different culture and it was written not too long ago. I recomend this to anyone!! No joke--one of the best books I've ever read!
arielle

suprisesurprise.
I had to read this book over the summer for school and I immediately put it at the bottom of the list because I was pretty much dreading having to read it. After waiting until the last possible moment to start reading it yesterday, i found that i finished it in a few hours. it was amazing. i'm actually writing a paper on it right now. well, i just thought i'd throw that out there for all of you kids like me, who assumed this would be a terrible book, and decided to look for reviews instead. give it up and read the book.
Tammy

Uplifting
I too read this book in one evening, I just could not put it down. It was a very true look at how things are for children living in Afganistan, and the courage to change ones life to better herself. I was touched by her strength and her ambition and I also agree that this book should be read by all teens who think the have bad lives and teens who want to better the world. I would love to know how she is now and what things she has done with her life. You just want to take her into your arms and never let go,Thank you Farah for sharing this incredible story .
Janie Dill

What a Story!
I checked out Farah Ahmedi's book yesterday at the library and read it the same evening. Her life story thus far is one of unbelieveable hardships, struggles and triumphs. I loved this book and Farah's courage to keep going, no matter what. It made me love my country even more and realize the freedoms we have. I wish this book was required reading for every highschool student in the US. They need to see and appreciate how people live in other countries and also to reach out to foreigners among us.
GMA

Wonderful
I thought this book was wonderful. I had to read it for school and normaly I hate memoirs (and books people choose out for me) but i have to say the journey farah went through is amazing, I don't think I could ever go through what she did.
MQUpus

The other side of the sky
I would say that it shows how foolish people can be and how they are changing into people who see what they did wrong. It did not show that how Americans treat immigrants from other countries at all, but that is really good
Courtney

In the book The Other Side of the Sky< by Farah Ahmedi, there is a girl who astonishes me. She suffered every day of her life along with her mother. The loss of her family, homeland and well, leg, shows me how difficult it is around the world. This makes me realize that I take the fact that I live in a country that will protect and care for me when I need it, for granted. I was absolutely surprised in my reaction to this book. Before I read it, I foresaw myself disliking this book due to the fact it sounded like a sob story. Although, after reading it, I found myself learning a whole lot about what people in the Middle East have to do to survive and it's incredible.
oprah

Good at some parts bad at others, but mostly wrong
The other side of the sky portrays a wrong image and bases false information regarding the Muslim way of life and its practice. With all respect, Farah is oblivious of the politics in her country and bases her opinions on her own experience as a child. The book begins to become boring after her arrival to the U.S. This book should have Farah reaching a higher degree of accomplishment and understanding.
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