Title: The Girl With the Louding Voice
Author: Abi Dare'
Genre: Fiction/Women's Fiction
Date Read: September 2022
The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams. Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself – and help other girls like her do the same. Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams…and maybe even change the world.
Review: I read this book months ago and STILL think about Adunni. I fell in love with her character and I loved her resiliency. She wanted nothing more than to grow up to become a teacher so that her voice meant something...that it made a difference. Well, Adunni, it meant something to me for sure and you definitely taught me something. From a young age she saw and experienced things no young girl should. The only thing I felt was lacking from this book was that we didn't get to see her grow up. We didn't get to experience her using that louding voice in the way she hoped. I loved this book so much! It definitely lived up to the hype for me!!
Rating: 4 strong cups of tea for this one!
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