#Bookblog #bookreview #thebeekeeperofAleppo
The book: The Beekeeper Of Aleppo
Published: 2nd of May by Zaffre Books.
Star rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 5
Synopsis: In the midst of war,he found love. In the midst of darkness, he found courage. In the midst of tragedy, he found hope.
My review: I’m probably using the wrong phrase when I say I enjoy these books but this book is beyond beautiful.
The story follows the Journey of Nuri, a beekeeper and his Wife Afra as they travel across Turkey and Greece to The UK where they are seeking asylum due to the unrest and war that’s ravaging their country Syria.
Told from Nuri’s perspective the plot is split into before they left Syria when himself and his Cousin ran a Beekeeping business and His Families Journey to the UK after the unrest had started and the unimaginable horrors they face along the way.
The way this book is written from the Description of Syria and the affects of war on an innocent family and the Journey they must make to safety is stunning. I would maybe have liked to hear Afra’s perspective but Nuri does such a great job it really doesn’t take anything away from the book.
This to me is crucial reading! It really puts things into perspective and makes you take stock of how fortunate we are! Most of us if not all are aware of the unrest and destruction that happens in Syria and other parts of the world and how refugees are desperate to escape to a place of safety. Reading this book really highlights that journey and the aftermath of that often perilous, horrifying process!
Please if you haven’t read this I definitely recommend it! It one of those books that will stay with me for a long time.