Thura's Diary

Thura's Diary : A young girl's life in war-torn Baghdad

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What would it really be like to live through the bombing of Baghdad? This poignant diary is a first-hand account of a family in a city living under attack. Written by 19-year-old Thura al-Windawi, it describes the chaos and destruction around her. Her younger sister Sama, who is seven, "keeps drawing guns...before she drew ladies in dresses". She describes a handsome American soldier: "he's got beautiful sunglasses...but I think he's probably a monster". Thura must also face the death of her childhood friend, Freday, killed during the bombing: "I feel shocked, like part of me is dying, too".
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 14mm | 140.62g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp colour illustrations
  • 0141317698
  • 9780141317694

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208 ratings
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4 28% (59)
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2 11% (22)
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