Official Review: Beyond Petra by Mohamed Abueljebain

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Re: Official Review: Beyond Petra by Mohamed Abueljebain

Post by Bluebird03 » 01 Jun 2019, 16:46

I think the abrupt time transitions and excessive errors would detract from my enjoyment of reading this one. You justified your rating well. Thank you for a very informative and interesting review!

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Post by Jaime Lync » 01 Jun 2019, 17:05

Great review. I have not seen my natal land since 2002, I was a child back then and didn't have the choice, but these type of books speak to me. Too bad about the demerits that earned it such a poor score.

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Post by kdstrack » 01 Jun 2019, 17:40

Bluebird03 wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 16:46
I think the abrupt time transitions and excessive errors would detract from my enjoyment of reading this one. You justified your rating well. Thank you for a very informative and interesting review!
Thank you for your kind comments!

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Post by kdstrack » 01 Jun 2019, 17:41

Jaime Lync wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 17:05
Great review. I have not seen my natal land since 2002, I was a child back then and didn't have the choice, but these type of books speak to me. Too bad about the demerits that earned it such a poor score.
I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by!

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Post by angiejack456 » 02 Jun 2019, 21:10

Though I enjoy stories of immigrants, I am not sure the writing here is strong enough to hold my interest.

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Post by kdstrack » 02 Jun 2019, 22:11

angiejack456 wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 21:10
Though I enjoy stories of immigrants, I am not sure the writing here is strong enough to hold my interest.
You might be surprised! Thanks for commenting.

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Post by Prisallen » 04 Jun 2019, 14:36

I love to travel so I think I would enjoy reading about the other countries you mentioned above. I feel for immigrants who try to make it to the United States especially when they are leaving a bad home situation. I hope it has a good ending. It sounds like the errors and the time-jumps would not be hard to fix. Great review, as always!

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Post by kdstrack » 04 Jun 2019, 15:04

Prisallen wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 14:36
I love to travel so I think I would enjoy reading about the other countries you mentioned above. I feel for immigrants who try to make it to the United States especially when they are leaving a bad home situation. I hope it has a good ending. It sounds like the errors and the time-jumps would not be hard to fix. Great review, as always!
Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Jun 2019, 17:41

I come from the Philippines and know many of my people take the same risks for the American dream. We call them TNT for "tago ng tago" (literally "always hiding" in Filipino). I can relate to Monzy. I hope to read his story.

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Post by kdstrack » 04 Jun 2019, 21:34

Miriam Molina wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 17:41
I come from the Philippines and know many of my people take the same risks for the American dream. We call them TNT for "tago ng tago" (literally "always hiding" in Filipino). I can relate to Monzy. I hope to read his story.
I hope you will like the book. I found it to be very informative. Thanks for stopping by!

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Post by unamilagra » 04 Jun 2019, 21:48

This sounds like a very intriguing book. Hopefully the author can fix the errors to improve the readability, because this is a very timely issue that everyone could benefit from understanding better.

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Post by kdstrack » 04 Jun 2019, 23:21

unamilagra wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 21:48
This sounds like a very intriguing book. Hopefully the author can fix the errors to improve the readability, because this is a very timely issue that everyone could benefit from understanding better.
This is a story that helps readers understand the immigrant's mindset. I hope you will have an opportunity to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Post by Wilkister94 » 06 Jun 2019, 02:39

At times the circumstances we go through can make us do unexpected things just to fulfill our desires. Monzy, a young Jordanian man had a dream of immigrating to the United States but after failing to obtain a visa, he decided to immigrate illegally. What a story! Nice review!
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Post by kdstrack » 06 Jun 2019, 10:07

Wilkister94 wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 02:39
At times the circumstances we go through can make us do unexpected things just to fulfill our desires. Monzy, a young Jordanian man had a dream of immigrating to the United States but after failing to obtain a visa, he decided to immigrate illegally. What a story! Nice review!
It is an interesting story, and I hope you will have an opportunity to ready about Monzy's experiences. Thanks for commenting!

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 07 Jun 2019, 00:50

Oh, sad to hear that a good book couldn't achieve the desired rating. I think the author would have given a good account of illegal immigration as he himself went through it. Plus, the readers can get much information about the hardships these immigrants have to face to fulfill their dreams. Thanks for this honest review!
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