Sunday, 9 June 2013
Bite of the Mango
I read "Bite of the Mango" for my ISU. This book is a true story about a young girl from Sierra Leone. She endured so many things that a child should not have to go through. By the age of 12 she had witnessed her family and friends being killed or torchered, she had lost both of her hands, she was raped and became pregnant. She experienced so many horrific things that it made her want to end her own life. This story made me realize how fortunate we are here in Canada. Mariatu and her family had nothing but were happy, happiness only disappeared when tragedy overtook their lives. Here in Canada we have more than enough but yet many of us are not satisfied. We should be way more grateful for what we have and we cannot let the little things that make us upset take over our lives as we are extremly lucky.