Official Review: Beyond Petra by Mohamed Abueljebain

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Re: Official Review: Beyond Petra by Mohamed Abueljebain

Post by kdstrack » 13 Jun 2019, 11:39

Nisha Ward wrote:
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Often, I see a lot of people questioning the motives of illegal immigrants, blaming them for the things that happen to them when they make the journey. I think this would go a long way to understanding why people undertake such a journey and their resilience in doing so. Unfortunately, the editing and unclear time jumps bar me from reading it.
The book does give you a window into the mindset of the immigrant. It was very informative. Thanks for stopping by!

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Post by kdstrack » 13 Jun 2019, 11:41

inaramid wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 04:44
The premise sounds good, but it also sounds like it would be a confusing read in its current state. I hope the author takes your suggestions into consideration. Thanks for this review!
The story was interesting, but the 'quite' for 'quiet' did get a bit frustrating! Thanks for commenting!

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 13 Jun 2019, 13:53

I have read some other books about immigration, and I learn something every time. This book sounds like a great read. It's a shame about the editing mistakes, though. I enjoyed your review!
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Post by kdstrack » 13 Jun 2019, 16:05

sarahmarlowe wrote:
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I have read some other books about immigration, and I learn something every time. This book sounds like a great read. It's a shame about the editing mistakes, though. I enjoyed your review!
I did enjoy the author's perspective. The message was interesting, in spite of the errors. Thank you for the kind words!

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Post by Kyoks » 14 Jun 2019, 03:42

Beyond Petra is a story one can embark on, reflect and relate to one's life experiences. It is also good to see only the failures in life because there is all alot of good in us. The review is great. Thanks

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Post by kdstrack » 14 Jun 2019, 09:29

Kyoks wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 03:42
Beyond Petra is a story one can embark on, reflect and relate to one's life experiences. It is also good to see only the failures in life because there is all alot of good in us. The review is great. Thanks
The experiences are interesting to hear. I hope you get a chance to read about them. Thanks for commenting!

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Post by BuzzingQuill » 15 Jun 2019, 09:31

Great review! I find unexplained time jumps in books to be very frustrating as well, but Monzy definitely sounds like he has lived a very interesting and complicated life

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Post by kdstrack » 15 Jun 2019, 13:14

BuzzingQuill wrote:
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Great review! I find unexplained time jumps in books to be very frustrating as well, but Monzy definitely sounds like he has lived a very interesting and complicated life
It is an interesting story, in spite of the time jumps. Thanks for much for stopping by.

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Post by CommMayo » 16 Jun 2019, 11:00

briellejee wrote:
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Immigration nowadays in the US is such a hot topic. I think this would be an eye-opener. Pity about the grammatical mistakes. Thanks for your honest review! :tiphat:
Stole the thoughts right out of my head. In the US (and elsewhere), this is seen as such a black and white, us or them issue. Literature that can put a human face on the hard decisions immigrants make can help to further understanding and compassion.

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Post by kdstrack » 16 Jun 2019, 17:25

CommMayo wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 11:00
briellejee wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 08:43
Immigration nowadays in the US is such a hot topic. I think this would be an eye-opener. Pity about the grammatical mistakes. Thanks for your honest review! :tiphat:
Stole the thoughts right out of my head. In the US (and elsewhere), this is seen as such a black and white, us or them issue. Literature that can put a human face on the hard decisions immigrants make can help to further understanding and compassion.
This is a story that opens your eyes and deepens your understanding of what motivates immigrants to attempt such a life-changing journey. I appreciate your comments. Thanks.

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Post by BuzzingQuill » 17 Jun 2019, 05:21

Fantastic review! The author has definitely led an interesting life that no doubt made for a compelling story filled with plenty of emotional depth. It's a shame that the book features so many grammatical errors.

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Post by kdstrack » 17 Jun 2019, 10:06

BuzzingQuill wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 05:21
Fantastic review! The author has definitely led an interesting life that no doubt made for a compelling story filled with plenty of emotional depth. It's a shame that the book features so many grammatical errors.
It was an interesting book and quite informative. Hope you will have an opportunity to read it. I appreciate your kind words!

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Post by Kyoks » 18 Jun 2019, 03:10

kdstrack wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 09:29
Kyoks wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 03:42
Beyond Petra is a story one can embark on, reflect and relate to one's life experiences. It is also good to see only the failures in life because there is all alot of good in us. The review is great. Thanks
The experiences are interesting to hear. I hope you get a chance to read about them. Thanks for commenting!
Indeed they are.

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