Book Reviews of Pretty Birds

Pretty Birds
Pretty Birds
Author: Scott Simon
ISBN-13: 9780812973303
ISBN-10: 0812973305
Publication Date: 5/9/2006
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Random House Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of the best books I have read in years, and it gave me a much greater understanding of a conflict that was incomprehensible to me at the time. Really great book.
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NPR's Scott Simon writes, through the lens of his own experiences in Sarajevo, a compelling novel about a high school girl, a Muslim, a star basketball player, who is caught up in the horrors of ethnic cleansing and becomes a sniper for the opposition.
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Memorable, haunting tale about a family's survival and a portrait of a young woman in war torn Sarajevo. Unforgettable.
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intense look at the siege of sarajevo through the eyes of a teenage female sniper. well-written. scott simon was there as a reporter and it shows in this fiction work.
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This was a harrowing tale of the siege of Sarajevo as seen through the eyes of Irena Zaric who was a Muslim high school basketball star before the start of the war. The story just seemed so futile by the end. Perhaps that is what Scott Simon wanted to illustrate, but I think he did it with a pretty heavy hand.
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I listened to this as an audiobook and loved it. Had to get it to read over.
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Wow. This is awesome. I did not know much about this conflict, and in 350 well written pages I know a lot and probably more than I wanted to. One of the best books I have read in a long time.