Author: Greg Mortenson
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: no
I read this book in 2017 as part of my reading challenge. It was under a category "A Book In A Country I Know Little About". I have not read a lot about Pakistan, so when my mom recommended this book, I wanted to try it. I fell in love with this true story immediately. However, it has gotten some negative press lately (there are rumors that some of it isn't true). And when I brought it up to the reading groups that this was my Pakistan group, they agreed I should continue to hunt for something else to read for this country. But for now, because I did love the story, I am keeping it.
This was a great book. I was fascinated by the Pakistan culture and also by the kindness the people showed a white man from America. I learned more about the true meaning of what it means to be a Muslim (kindness and giving and brotherhood) and the different between those who are truly religious and those who are not. It was interesting to see how what we would consider cheaply built schools could change the lives of 1000s and 1000s of children and change their futures.
Great book. I encourage you to read it.