I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Jericho Books. I received a product sample to facilitate my review.
I rarely get the opportunity to pick up a book anymore, let alone finish it. I’m so glad I had a chance to read The Invisible Girls: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge. In fact, when I started reading the hard cover version I was hooked in the first chapter, and I knew if I had any desire to read the entire Memoir that I would have to buy the Kindle version.
And then it happened. I stayed up “all night” and read The Invisible Girls: A Memoir. from cover to cover. Well, from electronic page to electronic page. Sarah’s story is moving and beautifully written. It tugs at your heartstrings without being overly emotional and really makes you think. I think EVERYONE should read Sarah’s story – but especially people who have to overcome adversity -because they need to know they aren’t alone. I have to say that my favorite parts of the book is when she’s interacting with Hadhi’s daughters and “mothering” them, it’s just so touching.
About The Invisible Girls: A Memoir
Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Thebarge had it all – a loving boyfriend, an Ivy League degree, and a successful career – when her life was derailed by an unthinkable diagnosis: aggressive breast cancer. After surviving the grueling treatments – though just barely – Sarah moved to Portland, Oregon to start over. There, a chance encounter with an exhausted African mother and her daughters transformed her life again.
A Somali refugee whose husband had left her, Hadhi was struggling to raise five young daughters, half a world a way from her war-torn homeland. Alone in a strange country, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, “invisible” to their neighbors and to the world. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her outreach to the family became a source of courage and a lifeline for herself.
Poignant, at times shattering, Sarah Thebarge’s riveting memoir invites readers to engage in her story of finding connection, love, and redemption in the most unexpected places.
I was chatting with a friend last week and suggested she read Sarah’s memoir. I can’t wait to share my hard cover copy with her so she can hopefully enjoy it as much as I did.
If you think you’d like to read The Invisible Girls: A Memoir or share it with someone, all proceeds from Sarah’s memoir contribute to a fund for Hadhi’s daughters to one day attend college. The book is available in Hardcover or Kindle on Amazon.com