Book Reviews, Books

REVIEW: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

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Read this book. Seriously. It is so thought-provoking and insightful that I think everyone should read it.

This book follows the journey of Nuri and Afra in their plight as Syrian refugees trying to make their way to England, fleeing their home country through fear of persecution. This is all that really needs to be said about the plot of this book because it is so much more than just a story.

The themes and emotions that underpin this book are more significant than the plot and are immensely powerful. This is a book about loss, love and above all, hope.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo is about profound loss, but it is also about love and finding light.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Christy Lefteri.

Some of the scenes in this book are scary. It is hard to imagine that these things actually happen and yet are so far removed from what I will ever know as a British citizen.

The ideas are drawn from the authors own experience volunteering in Athens in a refugee centre. So, whilst the book is essentially a work of fiction, the characters and events are very real.

Sometimes we create such powerful illusions, so that we do not get lost in the darkness.

The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Christy Lefteri.

Christy Lefteri is an inspirational author, one who we can learn so much from. To the people who are fortunate enough to know they will never flee their country in fear of persecution, we must learn how to be global citizens. To the people who enjoy luxuries everyday – big or small,- we must understand the importance of charity and giving back.

At the end of the book, there are some details of her work, a letter from Lefteri and more information on charities working in this sector.

This is a book that I definitely recommend to everyone. Read it and let me know what you think!

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Grace x

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