The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

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• I appreciated the narrator’s perspective and the way he told about his journey. The book had a strong theme of storytelling which resonated with me. I especially loved Mustafa’s recollections of his life back in Azammur. I also liked the author’s writing style. – Hillary
• The story was unique and it was interesting to read about a real historical event from the perspective of a slave. It was very dense and took me a while to read though, but overall I was engrossed in the journey.  – Nicole
• I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The writing was excellent and the story was very interesting. The characters were rich and believable. I don’t have much knowledge about this time/place so I enjoyed learning about this historical perspective. Also, this book lent to a very good discussion. I’m glad I read it. – Steph
• I love historical fiction and this was a time, subject matter, and perspective that felt very new and refreshing to me. There were points where I was so frustrated by certain character’s stupidity, but of course, I am coming from a hindsight is 20/20 point of view. I enjoyed this and read it pretty quickly. – Danica
• I really enjoyed reading the first half of the book.  I liked reading the accounts of how the main character became a slave and the exploration of the new world.  However, basically after the explorers were shipwrecked the book lost me and just felt long. – Sarah

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