Ten Thousand Shells and Counting: A Memoir (Teenage War Survival Book 1) by Nadija Mujagic – Review by Jess Engel

Ten Thousand Shells and Counting: A Memoir (Book 1) (Teenage War Survival series)Ten Thousand Shells and Counting: A Memoir (Book 1) by Nadija Mujagic
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an amazingly compelling, emotional memoir recounting the authors experiences as a teenager living in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war in the 90s. I was captivated by her story. The writing style, in her voice, is relatable and easy to read. I was shocked by how relatable she was though from a completely different background from me and the experience of war she recounted; however, this relatability made the story come to life even more and better illustrated the shock of the events that changed her life forever. The story comes to life through the pages and the reader is transported to that time and can’t help but imagine and feel like it is happening to them. This is a riveting coming of age story in unimaginable circumstances. I’m not generally a huge fan of memoirs, but this one is well worth the read!

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