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Read eBook æ The Syrian Virgin The Syrian Virgin #1 Ü Paperback Ñ dcmdirect è [Download] ➵ The Syrian Virgin The Syrian Virgin #1 By Zack Love – Anissa is traumatized by the most brutal conflict of the 21st Century the Syrian Civil War In 2012 Islamists inAnissa is traumatized by the most brutal conflict of the 21st Century the Syrian Civil War In 2012 Islamists in Homs terrorize a Syrian Christian community and destroy everything that a young woman holds dear Narrowly escaping death Anissa restarts her devastated life as a college student in NY She is bewildered and lost a virgin in every senseBut despite her inexperience with men and life in the United States Anissa is uickly drawn to two powerful individuals Michael Kassab the Syrian American leader I loved this book From the first chapter to the last “The Syrian Virgin” pulled me in and wouldn’t let me go until I came out the other side You can tell that Zack Love really put his heart and soul into writing “The Syrian Virgin” All the time effort and I’m sure all the blood sweat and tears he put into researching and writing EVERY aspect of this book is TRULY evident In “The Syrian Virgin” Zack’s writing is so realistic it makes you feel like you’re living the story along with Anissa the young Syrian woman who is the central character in the novel You feel her pain and her struggle I felt heartbroken for her and I literally cried for her as I read it Zack painted a detailed picture of what’s really going on in Syria and the Middle East For Anissa and her family life was very difficult in war torn Syria He highlighted the difficulties of being a part of the Christian minority amongst warring groups It’s a scary picture and people should be aware of it When Anissa arrives in New York she becomes involved with two very different men Michael is totally immersed in his activism and doesn’t seem to want to commit to a relationship On the other hand her relationship with Julien is very complicated as he is fighting demons of his own In my opinion this is Zack Love’s most impressive novel to date I really enjoyed the way he wove his characters and their struggles into current events You could really feel Zack’s passion for this subject and his desire to share it with his readers I cannot wait for the seuel

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Working to found the first Mideast Christian state and Julien Morales her Columbia University professor who runs a 20 billion hedge fundComplicating matters Michael is still attached to his ex girlfriend and Julien is the most sought after bachelor in Manhattan and has hidden demons even his therapist can’t extract Anissa’s heart and her communal ties pull her in different directions as she seeks hope and renewal in a dark worldWARNING This book is about a young woman’s difficult journey her escape This review can originally be found on Olivia's Catastrophe Thank you to the author for the review copyThis book was pretty good It was written in diary format with two alternating points of view but mainly Anissa’s I really liked the main character Anissa She was a brave girl someone who was hard working and determined to not let the society she ended up in sway her judgment and her own morals She wasn’t someone who conformed to other people and you know how much I respect that So awesome main character hereNonetheless this book kind of bordered on having a love triangle? It never veered that way completely but it dabbled in the idea of having one In the second book there will be one I think the love triangle will be clearer and important For now if you are a love triangle hater than you needn’t worry ;Sometimes when I read this I felt like it was a bit of an important dump Like we were being shot a lot of information all at once just so we could learn about Syria and like there wasn’t enough fiction thrown in to disguise it There was a lot of emotion in this novel too especially because it is a situation that causes me to empathise I felt like the author could’ve added even in there in placesMichael was a character I didn’t like too much Mainly because of some opinions he holds to later on and I didn’t like his reasoning for breaking up with his original girlfriend At first I liked him and then that gradually chipped away the we learned I feel like this was exactly how Anissa felt in some places as well though which is why this might just be some effective writing Julian was also very open with his therapist You should always be because they need to know everything possible about you But there is a line there and I am not sure people would’ve shared that in real lifeThis was also a very philosophic read which made me think in places making it memorable I wondered how far should we be prepared to go for a good cause? This is something that is debated in the novel and it made me think about how far I would go It’s one of the things I loved about it This was based off of real happenings in a way that made me think about the book and remember it after I had closed the book itselfThere were some sexual mentions in the story and some randomly explicit moments but not too many I think this book was mostly focused on Anissa trying to find out her purpose and whowhat would get her there It doesn't focus too much on the religionThe ending was abrupt as if it was simply cut off I know there will be a seuel but it would’ve been nice for it to have been tied up a bit nicer Overall a good informative and thoughtful reader I wonder what part two has in store

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The Syrian Virgin The Syrian Virgin #1From Syria’s Civil War her transition to a new a country and the relationships that she forms along the way including her romantic interests in two very different men The story is set against the backdrop of the Syrian Civil War and makes reference to violent acts sometimes in detail There is some occasional profanity and a few scenes that depict sexual intimacy Accordingly the recommended minimum age for readers is 16 The novel might be compared to books like The Diary of Anne Frank or The Kite Runne Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest reviewAnissa is hardly even a teenager when she must flee Syria bound for the United States where she will seek asylum and live with her uncle After witnessing the deaths of most of her family and the hands of Muslim Jihadists and leaving the other half behind with other relatives Anissa must start from the beginning building a life that would have made her parents proud while maintaining a legacy as a Syriac Christian She soon finds out that life is very different in the United States however her promise to her father to become the best person she can be and carry on the fight on behalf of Christians in the Middle East keeps her focused on her studies as well as maintaining her virtue as a virginWhen Anissa is admitted to Columbia she embarks on a journey of finding herself and broadening her horizons not only through the classes she attends but also in her involvement with the MCA Middle East Christian Association She befriends its leader Michael on Facebook and months after meeting online they finally meet face to face at a rally Eventually the two become a couple and Anissa begins to explore the feelings of attraction she has towards Michael College is a time of transformation for nearly all young adults for Anissa it is even so It is a chance to find her identity in a country that in theory embraces religious and cultural diversityBut Michael isn’t the only one that is vying for Anissa’s attention Julien Morales is one of her professors and is 20 years older than her He prefers to surround himself with younger women which make him feel younger himself But not only is Anissa not even eighteen she is also a current student However Julien is finding it hard to put aside his feelings even though his career could be on the line Anissa is interested in him as well however it remains to be seen exactly in what capacityIt is uite obvious that the author invested hours upon hours of research in order to lend authenticity to Anissa’s story The plight of all people in the Middle East especially after the advent of the Arab Spring is something we see on the nightly news reports yet so many people fail to understand what actually is happening in these regions Love does an amazing job of making Anissa’s story real something we can empathize with and feel called to action The problem is that readers pick up a book and their own pasts can cloud the way in which they interpret a book Michael’s idyllic dream of a Christian state in the Middle East seems naïve especially given how he uses the example of Israel as an experiment of successful cultural integration given the struggle that is still readily evident thereThe characters were multi dimensional and believable; unfortunately I just really didn’t care for Michael For some reason I just have a feeling of unease where he is concerned a feeling that it seems Anissa shares on occasion The storyline told through journal entries by both Anissa and Julien is easy to follow and flows well easily transitioning from the past to the present I’m definitely eager to see how the relationship between Anissa and Julien developsI’m a bit of a political wonk and I love stories that represent other cultures Anth major so this book was right up my alley As a writer primarily in the romance genre I wondered how Love would pull off a book that was so mired in politics in order to make it a love story but he seems to be off to a good start with the first of the two books planned What seems to be building is a slow burn of attraction in the love triangle that is Anissa Michael and Julien There is a lot going on in this book and the heavy back story and history may not be for everyone but if you’re interested in an exceptionally well written book that is timely and relevant this one is for you