Book Review: “Sea Prayer” by Khaled Hosseini

This is a simple, but beautiful and moving little book, inspired by the images of 3 year old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi, whose body washed ashore in Turkey in 2015. It is written as a letter from a father to his son as they prepare to flee from their home country of Syria. Hosseini’s prose is gorgeous as always, and, along with the lovely illustrations by Dan Williams, really brings to life how vibrant the city of Homs was before the war and how dangerous it has become since. The themes of fatherly love and the actions we are willing to take to protect our loved ones are universal, but the sorrow in this book is unique to those forced to make these kinds of decisions. Appropriate for all ages, and a necessary, if brief, look into the tragedy unfolding in the Middle East. ★★★★★ – Sean Farrell


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★★★★★ = Excellent | ★★★★ = Very Good | ★★★ = Good | ★★ = Fair | ★ = Poor

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