A House in the Sky is a memoir by Amanda Lindhout about her experiences as a freelance journalist, traveling through some of the most dangerous parts of the world. In 2007, when she was just 26 years old, Lindhout was kidnapped by militants in Somalia and held captive for 460 days. During her time in captivity, she faced unthinkable abuse and violence at the hands of her captors. But even after finally being released, she found herself struggling with PTSD and other lasting effects from her experience. This powerful book tells the story of one woman’s resilience in face of unbelievable hardship.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in travel and Journalism.This books tells the author’s story of being kidnapped and how she coped with it .
- The author’s bravery is inspiring.
- The story is well written and very compelling.
- It provides a unique inside perspective on what it’s like to be kidnapped.
- Lindhout’s writing can be dense and difficult to follow at times
- The book occasionally jumps back and forth in time, making it a bit confusing to follow
- Many readers may not have the interest or patience for a memoir about such a harrowing experience
Learn more about the author
Amanda Lindhout is a Canadian journalist who, in 2007 at the age of 26, was kidnapped by militants in Somalia and held captive for 460 days. She has written about her experience in A House in the Sky: A Memoir.
“This book is amazing! Amanda Lindhout’s story of courage and survival in the face of unbelievable adversity is one that will stay with me for a long time. I couldn’t put it down.”
“A moving, unforgettable read.”
“It’s hard to imagine how anyone could survive the horrors that Amanda Lindhout endured during her 460 day kidnapping ordeal, but her memoir A House in the Sky is not about simply surviving. It’s a story of resilience and courage, determination and hope.”
“A House in the Sky is more than a memoir of Amanda Lindhout’s 460 days as a hostage held by Somali militants. It is also the story of her recovery after returning to Canada, struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. In this beautifully written and powerful book, Lindhout takes us on an unforgettable journey that will leave you astonished.”