A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea – Melissa Fleming
The main reason I chose Melissa Fleming’s A Heart More Powerful Than the Sea was firstly because Georgia wanted it. I also thought the cover of the book was so appealing. Based on the title, I thought the book could be a very interesting refugee story and I am very glad I have chosen this to be my book for this terms unit.
The book has lots of meaning through struggle and hope and I’m eager to continue reading to find out what happens next in Doaa al-Zamel’s life. Being a biography, I really sympathise with Doaa and her family and it’s very interesting to see what type of lifestyle they lived. As a young girl, she wasn’t exposed to the rising political tension in Syria, only the rising tension in her family. The pressures to have a baby boy isn’t as important in Western cultures which may be why I find this difficult to understand. Doaa however, doesn’t let this stop her from her dreams. I admire Doaa’s determination. She has so many aspirations which are brutally crushed when she realises her dream-job isn’t quite as it may seem but she carries on dreaming....