Hey everyone, I've been waiting for this one. I've wanted to read this book for a while now and am excited to be able share the reading experience with y'all. Here's the scoop:
"What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man."
Also, only 6 of 17 who RSVP'd yes showed up last time. Michele prepped for 17. I know I'm being a bit hypocritical because I also didn't show up (had to make a last minute trip to Michigan for work), but let's (including me) be more considerate this time. round.