Review of Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Amal Unbound is a story about a 12 year old year named Amal.  Amal lives in a village in Pakistan that is so small it doesn’t even register as a dot on a map. She loves to read and dreams of being a teacher one day. But all her dreams are lost in one day at the market. At the market Amal runs into Jawad Sahib, a rich tyrant feared through the village.  When he takes a pomegranate Amal had bought she gets mad and snatches it from his arms and runs home. Soon Amal finds out that as punishment for her deed she has to be a servent at Jawad Sahib’s mansion until she earns enough money to satisfy Jawad Sahib. At the house, Amal’s new life as a servant is very hard for her. She has to learn the rules and deal with a servant who is mad at her and keeps trying to get her in trouble. Amal knows that in the the years to come Jawad Sahib and his family will always keep tormenting her village, so she decides something must be done to stop him. Amal Unbound is a powerful story about rising up against a tyrant.  I enjoyed reading it and I hope you do too.

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