The best thing about this book is that it is succinct, engaging and easy to read, not dry or heavy at all.
The writing in this book is good, not great, and the characters and tropes are a trifle cliché, but I enjoyed this book nonetheless.
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch: Dot Points
This is a must read for anyone interested in history, international politics or human rights, and I would venture to recommend it, even to those with no interest in these subjects.
Some chapters were easier to read than others, but overall this was a rather heavy read.
*WARNING! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!*
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The Unschooling Unmanual by Nanda Van Gestel, Jan Hunt, Daniel Quinn, Rue Kream, Earl Stevens, Kim Houssenloge, John Holt & Mary Van Doren
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