A HOUSE IN THE SKY, by Amanda Lindhout with Sara Corbett

Surely dear blog readers don’t need self to explain who Amanda Lindhout is. So she’ll just dive right in.

The narrative voice is strong.

Opening Paragraph (Prologue):

We named the houses they put us in. We stayed in some for months at a time; other places, it was a few days or a few hours. There was the Bomb-Making House, then the Electric House. After that came the Escape House, a squat concrete building where we’d sometimes hear gunfire outside our windows and sometimes a mother singing nearby to her child.

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