Annihilation by Michael Bosland (Book Review #701)

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Annihilation is a historical memoir written about a thirteen-year-old girl named Rosmerta. She is a witness to cruelty, violence, and complete lack of fairness towards herself and her family as the Armenians have been ordered to leave their homes and set to walk the streets. The Turkish government has given their death sentence, and the situation sends the family to the Syrian desert causing more problems.

Rosmerta does also experiences kindness from a few, but anger and moments of despair clearly overwhelm the heart of this little girl. Therefore, with this book, the author touches the emotion of its reader with compassion and care.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The pace of the story is fast, and the work is written well. The tale really takes your heart, and brutally connects you with reality and history. Rosmerta has to survive and stay alive, which alone creates a dramatic story.

The story is not set for the light-hearted or for young readers.

I would recommend this book to people who like to read coming of age stories and appreciate raw materials.

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