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  • 06/2021
  • 9780578242385 B092MYP1VQ
  • 172 pages
  • $10.99
Michelle Felix
Author
Whole Heart: One Woman's Incredible and Heartbreaking Journey from Africa to America

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

In this moving memoir, Michelle Felix opens her whole heart and recounts her life, starting from her childhood in Africa to her transitions and current life in America. During her childhood, Michelle had her world turned upside down, as she was forced to face several family issues that deeply affected her and made her feel stuck in a cycle of pain, regret, and immense grief. However, even with the hurt that painted her childhood, Michelle is determined to find healing and turn her pain into purpose, even when she sometimes feels weighed down by the complexities of her past. This memoir offers an inspiring and intimate look into the life of a girl who fought her way through loss, uncertainty, and rejection. It tells the story of author Michelle Felix's incredible journey of perseverance and redemption. If you have ever felt alone, worthless, lost, or as though you can't rise from the ashes of the pain of your life, this memoir is for you.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Idea: Felix has led a complicated, painful, and tragic life - however, through her experiences, she has not given up, and has found solace in herself and her relationship with God. Her writing is delicate, thoughtful, and will leave the reader feeling raw and emotional. She does not shy away from sharing her trauma, but does so in a very matter-of-fact way, accepting that this was her reality without resenting it. One can definitely learn from Felix's stoicism, and resolute drive to move forward through pain.

Prose: This memoir is simply written, with concise, impactful verbiage. For example, when Felix describes her mother's suicide, and the effect that it had on her emotionally, the language is so to the point that it is almost startling--but it works effortlessly.

Originality: While stories of finding personal redemption through the lord are familiar, Felix has led a fascinating and difficult life, and has overcome countless obstacles.

Character/Execution: Felix's memoir is relatable, clearly presented, and ultimately inspiring. 

Date Submitted: October 02, 2021

Reviews
Independent Book Review

Book Review by Samatha Hui 

https://independentbookreview.com/2021/05/25/book-review-whole-heart/

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News
10/01/2021
Non-Fiction-Women Gold Prize Winner

2021 Nonfiction- Women Gold Prize Winner

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9780578242385 B092MYP1VQ
  • 172 pages
  • $10.99

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