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Child of the River

Child of the River

By Irma Joubert
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.61 Stars

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On 1/20 Only A Little While wrote: Publishers DescriptionChild Of The River is riveting!A compelling coming of age story with an unlikely and utterly memorable heroine, Child of the River is a timeless tale of heartbreak and triumph set in South Africa at the dawn of apartheid.Persomi is young, white, and poor, born the middle child of ... Book Review: Child Of The River by Irma Joubert

Only A Little While's Rating:

5 Stars

On 1/20 Nadine Keels wrote: They were fighting for survival, she knew. Because their complexions were dark, their religion considered heathen, their traditions unfamiliar. Had she been foolish to take on this battle? Growing up as a poor, white daughter of sharecroppers in South Africa during World War II, it seems that Pérsomi ... Child of the River by Irma Joubert

Nadine's Rating:

3 Stars

On 1/7 Jayasree Bhargavan wrote: My eyes are gritty today. It’s because I cried last night. I cried as I read; I turned pages as I sniffled. I stayed up late, reading Child of the River till the early hours of today. Child of the River by Irma Joubert is a fabulous book. This is the first book of Irma Joubert that I have read, and ... Book Review – Child of the River by Irma Joubert

Jayasree's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/31 Jaina wrote: Click to viewon Goodreads Persomi’s dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa.Persomi is young, white and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. Persomi’s ... Child of the River by Irma Joubert, 2016 (DNF Review)

Jaina's Rating:

2 Stars

On 12/30 BookLouver wrote: After reading “The girl from the train”, which became one of my favorites of 2015, I wanted to read more books by this author because I loved her writing style. Fortunately, this book did not disappoint me. The story leads us to accompany the difficult life of Persomi, a girl who must go through ... A story of overcoming and courage

BookLouver's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/16 Ms M wrote: I received a free copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. Honestly? I loved it! This is the first book by Irma Joubert I've read and I'm hooked. The Child of the River is Pérsomi Pieterse, middle child of a bywoner (sharecropper) family in South Africa's Bushveld. ... Child of the River by Irma Joubert

Ms M's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/9 J Harder wrote: Born into squalor, Persomi grew up the middle child of share-croppers eking out their existence on the Fourie farm in a bushveld in South Africa. Her only escape from her reality comes from her reading and her sojourns into the mountains around her home. When Persomi is given the chance to go away to ... Will engage your heart

J Harder's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/8 MelissaTX wrote: Irma Joubert writes in her native language, Afrikaans. Luckily, her new book, Child of the River, has been translated into English. This is a great historical novel, which I received free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This story follows Persomi, the poor white daughter ... Child of the River - book review

MelissaTX's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/5 Lisa Bartelt wrote: Author Irma Joubert got my attention with her debut English-translated novel The Girl From the Train. (Not to be confused with that more famous book/movie Girl ON the Train.) Joubert's books spotlight South Africa's role in world events, like World War II. This book, Child of the River, encompasses ... A captivating South African historical

Lisa's Rating:

4 Stars

On 12/5 Bookishqueen wrote: My Rating: 5 StarsDescription: Persomi’s dreams are much bigger than the world of poverty and deprivation that surround her in the Bushveld of the 1940s and 1950s in South Africa.Persomi is young, white and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm. Persomi’s ... Child of the River- Irma Joubert

Bookishqueen's Rating:

5 Stars