Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

I picked up this book because I like survivor stories. This one is all about Deo – an amazing survivor of the Rwanda/Burundi genocide. Thanks to his incredible story, I learned a lot about that horrific time. The topic is hard, but the book’s structure doesn’t help. Half-way through, it shifts perspectives from third-person to first-person. I much preferred the latter; it was more intimate and believable. Also, Kidder’s telling of the tale presents a bumpy mix of hard facts with Deo’s story so, overall, the focus and the emotion shifts at odd times.

Gwenamon says: A great story told in a not-so-great way

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