So apparently I have a review blog. Where I review things. Clearly.
I mean I know it’s been awhile but I sort of want to get back into it and at least chat a little bit about the things I’ve been reading and seeing and eating. So here we go.
My first review back is for a book that sounded interesting, was sent to me, I read it, and turned out it was quite interesting (amazing I know).
Little Princes by Conor Grennan follows his journey from a mere volunteer in Nepal to actually creating a home for orphaned children and reuniting them with their families. Amazing right? Almost makes you feel like you need to do something big too? Yes.
Anyhoo, a more legit description of the book goes something like this:
Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children were not orphans at all. Child traffickers were promising families in remote villages to protect their children from the civil war—for a huge fee—by taking them to safety.
For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure becomes a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. He would risk his life on a journey through the legendary mountains of Nepal, facing the dangers of a bloody civil war and a debilitating injury.
Like I said: Amazing.
When I was sent this description I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into. The last book I read that was somewhat similar hadn’t exactly captivated my attention the whole time, so I was a little skeptical. However, I found myself unable to put this book down at all. I wanted to know more about Little Princes home and life in Nepal and the food Conor was eating and the kids stories (ohmygosh I am a sucker for adorable kids) and yes, I wanted to know it all. So I kept reading and I kept telling Matt about it and I stayed fascinated and I laughed (I mean who would have thought a book about Nepali orphans could actually be humorous?). And I finished the book and I loved it.
Anyhoo, the point here is that Little Princes should be added to your reading list right this second.
I was sent this book from Harper Collins free of charge. And nope, they didn’t ask me to write about it but I did and I lurved it.