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I want to look back at all the challenges I have faced in the past and those I’m still facing and not feel so broken. I want to learn to forgive. I want to radiate positive energy everywhere I go. Maybe I want to be just a little bit like Nava.
Triumph Over Tears is an autobiography novel about Nava’s life. It is a journey through all of her battles and pain. Nava was living a happy life with both her parents near the sea. She loved the sea more than anything. Her happy life was turned into a nightmare, when she was raped by someone close to her. She was only six years old when she was sexually abused. She kept this experience to herself, and only shared it when she was older. She stopped her abuser by herself, and promised herself not to live her life as a victim. As she grew up she went through more challenges. These included her parents’ divorce, which really hurt her. As she grew older Nava experienced a lot of joys and sorrows. She always fought for what was right, which made her unpopular with her peers a lot of times. Nava had to cope when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She also had to cope with her husband being diagnosed with gastric cancer. A lot of terrible events followed the death of her husband.
Nava describes how she dealt with each of these challenges, and what kept her pushing on. She shares all the wisdom she has acquired from her life. I think Nava is one among the strongest women whose story I’ve had the honor of knowing. It is so admirable how she got through such terrifying and horrible events. How she handled her oppressor on her own at the age of six is very sad to read about. However, it is also impressive. I learned a lot from her story, and I think it was very kind and brave of her to share her story with all of us. I have taken a lot of her advice into consideration. The way she handles all her struggles is inspiring. I found myself trying to apply some of her solutions to my life.
I love the letter to her mum at the beginning of the book. It is very emotional and touching. It reminded me to say the things I need to say to my loved ones while they are around. There’s really not much to dislike about this book.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I loved Nava’s touching and emotional journey. The woman she is today is a great inspiration to a lot of people going through similar challenges. This is a story that needs to be shared with as many people as it can possibly reach. I recommend it to people going through challenges. If they need help getting through them, this book would be helpful. I don’t recommend this book to children. There are some events described in the book, which are beyond their understanding.
Triumph Over Tears
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