Powerful read

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It’s difficult to review a book such as The Nine. It’s powerful, brutal, engaging, heroic, heartbreaking, emotional, fascinating. It’s also difficult to read, to delve into the brutality, and ultimately to put down.

I’ve read very few stories about resistance fighters, but the ones I have read have been engaging. I’m for whatever reason drawn too stories that take place during war. I suppose because it also shows the strength, endurance, and perseverance of those who struggle and battle through the horrid times.

This story certainly contains difficult and harrowing times and acts, but it also shows the strength of the human soul. Following these women’s lives is powerful and inspiring, as well as heart rending.

There were two things that drew me out of the story(ies) here and there. One is the timeline of events not being linear. The other was there were so many women and so many details to follow that I found it difficult at times to distinguish who was who and where, etc. I found myself kind of pushing my way through because back tracking to figure it out took too much effort. Perhaps if the story focused more on one of the women it would’ve captivated me a bit more.

Overall, this was a powerful read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.