|Basics of the book|
|Author||Betty Mahmoody with William Hoffer|
|Picture of the Author|
|Main Plot||A true story of struggle of an American woman-Betty Mahmoody and her daughter Mahtob Maryam Mahmoody, to escape the trap Betty’s husband, Sayyed Bozog Mahmoody-an Iranian origin American, has created for them in Iran.|
|No. of Characters||3 leads|
|Tone of writing||Very intriguing and straight. It makes the novel unputdownable.|
|My take on the book|
|Do I recommend||Very Much|
|Reasons being||>A trip to the different world of which one has only heard about or not even that.>A courageous tale of a woman, a mother and a tiny tot-which is learning for the reader.
>The tone of writing as I said is so straight, without circles that everything that has been mentioned goes right to your head and you can imagine what really must have happened.
|On the other hand||>It’s totally emotionally draining story and needless to say it has an impact on you, for longer time.>There is a movie made out of the novel in the same name but I must mention that the movie is a long-story-cut-short presentation because of which the actual story looses its essence. There are many tiny incidences which are eliminated in the movie, which are important to the story line.|