We Are All Thats Left Characters ✓ 102

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H whose grandmother is also in the hospital and whose exploration of religion and philosophy offer comfort and insight into Zara's own line of thinkingTold in chapters that alternate between Zara's present day Providence RI and Nadja's own childhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War of the 1990s We Are All That's Left shows the ways in which no matter the time and place struggle and tragedy can give way to connection healing and love. I loved this story I didn't know about the genocide that happened Bosnia I really liked learning about it and the struggle to keep living after a life changing event happens The story starts with Zara practicing her photography and her mother Nadja getting mad Zara Zara's little brother Benjamin and Nadja go to the grocery store A bomb blows the grocery store leading her mother into a coma Zara is constantly haunted by the the bodies she saw and the horror of seeing her mother I felt so badly and sad that Zara went through But I felt even worse for Nadja through the genocide Eventually Zara finds box full of all Nadja's belongings from the war Zara reads about what Nadja went through and visits her mother When she visits she meets a boy named Joseph Joseph is super kind and becomes a love interest I liked their relationship but I love the mother daughter relationship How Zara screams in her sleep like her mother is really interesting Nadja has a difficult childhood She falls in love with a boy who is a photographer How she dislikes Zara makes much sense Nadja is reminded by her pain of losing him I felt terrible and it made me understand her character Nadja's father and brother Benjamin are taken away and her mother goes after them However the mother is taking to a gas chamber that used to be a spa I felt terrible because she had to run with her boyfriend who she never saw again She reaches a city with family friend that takes her in She lives and sees snipers shooting everyone Eventually they have to escape to America I loved how Nadja fought to speak again and move after her coma Then she met her friend from the war and they hugged kissing It made me so happy How Nadja and Zara are going to fight to get past their PTSD I'm really glad that I read this book because it was amazing It gave me an insight on the genocide in Bosnia

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We Are All Thats LeftTwo lives Two worlds apart One deeply compelling story set in both Bosnia and the United States spanning decades and generations about the brutality of war and the trauma of everyday life after war about hope and the ties that bind us togetherZara and her mother Nadja have a strained relationship Nadja just doesn't understand Zara's creative passion for and self expression through photography And Zara doesn't know how to reach beyond their differen. I want to thank Penguin Random House for allowing me to take part on the blog tour and providing an ARC of this book This by any means did not affect nor influence my reviewTriggerContent warning death discrimination against Muslims bombings war fascism genocide terrorism sexual assault PTSDWe Are All That’s Left is a powerful hopeful truthful inspiring no holds barred book about war love family forgiveness recovery trauma acceptance religion terrorism survival and emerging from the darkest depths of your lifeI picked this up in the hopes of being introduced to another culture I had no idea I would be introduced not just to another culture but to a remarkable yet horrific event in history different beliefs inspiring and brave people and If you want a painful book If you want an inspiring book If you want an honest book If you want a lesson filled book This book introduced me to the culture of Bosnia its people and its horrific past – which I was really not that familiar with before It is both set in Bosnia and America with altering point of views of Zara which is set in the present and Nadja her mom which is set in the past when she was still young I loved the altering of point of views along with the setting it made me feel like this is a historical fiction and realistic fiction at the same timeI loved all the characters in this book – especially the main characters Zara and Nadja and how real and flawed they are as well as their relationship with each other I also liked the romance between Zara and Joseph it wasn’t the highlight of the story but I liked the contribution it made to Zara’s life and the whole story They also complement each other All of the characters are survivors Everyone is brave and inspiring in their own ways and a survivor of their own battlesThis is certainly though provoking For me this is one of the books that should be studied in school The story everyone must hear A story based on real events Where uestions in the characters’ mind can also be answered our discussed by the students Or where they raised uestions about the book themselvesAside from war terrorism and survival a huge part of this book is about the maternal relationship of Zara and Nadja I loved their journey of knowing accepting and forgiving each other I loved how flawed they are as individuals and as a daughter and a mother I loved how honest they are I just loved their story so muchEverything was so heartfelt Literally every emotion the characters felt I also felt And this is the kind of book that will make you wish and wish and wish “I hope this world is a better place” I hope this world would be a better placeOverall this book is a blessing for me This is nothing like what I’ve read before It’s an eye opener As my first read from Carrie Arcos I am so impressed I highly recommend

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We Are All Thats Left Characters ✓ 102 µ Two lives Two worlds apart One deeply compelling story set in both Bosnia and the United States spanning decades and generations about the brutality of war and the trauma of everyday life after war about hope and the ties that bind us togetherZara and her mother Nadja have a strained relationship NCes and connect to a closed off mother who refuses to speak about her past in Bosnia But when a bomb explodes as they're shopping in their local farmers' market in Rhode Island Zara is left with PTSD and her mother is left in a coma Without the opportunity to get to know her mother Zara is left with uestions not just about her mother but about faith religion history and her own path forwardAs Zara tries to sort through her confusion she meets Josep. So cool factoid that I was not aware of that this author actually was born here in Albany NY Love that though now she's on the West Coast Anyway So All the feelings erupted on this one I read a few pages and thought I might want to speed it up a bit because it didn't draw me in at the first line or necessarily the first few pages then the emotional climate that Arcos was building hit the peak and I was invested I think because Arcos didn't yet set the stage for how important the lack of the relationship between Zara and her mom was because she came at it from the disconnect over Zara's passion for photography but then it worked and I was hooked This is a beautiful story and the past and present timelines DEFY words for how it works for this novel Understanding culture history religion prejudice click into place like interlocking puzzle pieces and the usually never covered in YA lit Bosnian War takes center stage to lend special significance to this part of history that unless lived isn't usually read about for teens Though I could have done without the romance Why must there always be romance I see how it worked foiling Nadja's draga Marko and it was okay but truly this could have been a generational story and been amazing I was particularly mesmerized by the past and being in Nadja's shoes as it reminds me of other YA lit stories in which the children must understand the trauma of the parents like I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter etc Then building to the culminating photos which is why I will always adore that motif from Flash Burnout was icing on the cake Well done and I'm just trying to figure out WHO of my students I want to give it to firstReviewed on my blog What's left of me after reading We Are All That's Left