A Girl Named Disaster
A Book Review
In A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer, a girl from a village in Mozambique runs away to Zimbabwe to be free from a forced marriage to a cruel man. On her journey, Nhamo, an 11-year-old Shona girl, is in close relation to the world of the spirits, who help her to survive near drowning and starvation.
This story is captivating through Nhamo's journey, which never seems to end. You will love this touching tale of trust, chances, love and friendship. The book also includes a great message on how strong family and the bonds of love and friendship are. This story tells all children that they should not give up - no lake is too wide or journey too long. As long as you believe in what you are doing and believe in yourself, you can do anything.
Author: Madison, Middle School student writer
Reviewed by the Web Content
Committee of PAMF