When 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, everyone was shocked. Imagine if that had happened in Berkshire? Well, that’s what Corinna Turner did. Through different voices – those of Ruth, Gemma, Yoko, Alleluia and Daniyah, to name but a few – Corinna reinterprets this terrible story as if it happened to middle class girls in England. Through the characters she represents the different beliefs of the girls and does a very good job at respecting all opinions. She doesn’t shy away from the brutality of the situation either, but tells you enough to get the point without completely freaking you out.
This is not an easy book to read, but it is very important for keeping the tragedy alive and in people’s minds. Following announcement in the press of the release of 21 of the 216 schoolgirls, this is a timely book to read.
Publisher: Smashwords • April 2016 • ISBN: 978 1 910806 166