The Invisible Girls a Great Read!

October 23, 2013 in Best of Both, book review, kindness, paying it forward, positive thinking, Reading by MyBestofBothWorlds

The Invisible Girls a Great Read!

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for The Invisible Girls. I received a copy of the book to facilitate my review, no other compensation was received.”  All opinions expressed are my own.

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The Invisible Girls: A Memoir written by Sarah Thebarge is a compelling, page turning account of her struggle to battle breast cancer at the tender age of  twenty-seven.  She recalls how she moves across the country to escape the painful memories of her sickness, broken body and lost love only to find love in a most unlikely place and in some most unlikely people.  A family of Somali refugees on the brink of starvation who due to their circumstances are “invisible”.

The inside cover of the book reads:

A girl scarred by her past.

A refugee mother uncertain of her future.

Five little girls who brought them together.

Sarah Thebarge is quite an extraordinary human being.  Without giving away too much of her story, all I can say, is her journey is a special one of kindness and paying it forward.  Her receptiveness on a train to a little girl with sparkling brown eyes playing is quite remarkable and the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

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Sarah Thebarge

As her book unfolds, so does Sarah’s story and then it becomes intertwined with the Somalis’.  She chronicles her challenges and theirs and frankly it is  gripping and moving all at the same time.  As the daughter of a preacher, Sarah’s questioning of her faith and why God has taken her down this path of painful suffering is palpable.  More pain and suffering lead to more unanswered questions. Then Sarah realizes God’s plan for her and them.  It’s a beautiful moment  in her memoir and one that made me feel good to read.

Sarah’s stated goal for writing “The Invisible Girls” is to generate enough money for those girls to be able to go to college someday.   I hope that Sarah’s finds it in herself to do a follow-up novel in years to come, so we know what’s become of this beautiful family and of Sarah.

I know I’m wishing them all the best!!

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Disclosure:  My Best of Both Worlds received a complimentary copy of The invisible Girls to facilitate a review.  No other compensation was received as I am a BIG BELIEVER in PAYING IT FORWARD!!