{A Book Review} The Invisible Girls: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge

Today’s Read it With Me Wednesday with Wisdom Wednesday Linkup, happens to work perfectly with a book review I have scheduled.  So this week, please come along a read it with me!

It has been a while since I picked up a good, paperback book.  Fortunately, I had the opportunity to review a book this fall that I just couldn’t put down.  The Invisible Girls: A Memoir, is a beautifully written memoir by Sarah Thebarge.  

About the Book
Invisible Girls chronicles Sarah’s journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer, surviving the grueling treatments, and then the family she encounters that helps her to start a new life.  After beating cancer, Sarah moves to a new city {across the country}, and feeling defeated starts over.  But it isn’t long before she meets a family that will change her life.

It is the story of Sarah’s relationship with the invisible girls, the Somalian refugee family of a mother and five daughters, who know nothing about the culture they are living in.  Sarah comes to their rescue, but really the invisible girls rescue her.

From the author’s website:

Hadhi was fighting battles of her own. A Somali refugee abandoned by her husband, she was struggling to raise five young daughters in a culture she didn’t understand. When their worlds collided, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, “invisible” in a neighborhood of strangers. 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.

My Review:
I am a very picky about the books I read; I don’t just enjoy any book I pick up.  I truly enjoyed this book; the amount of faith that Sarah holds during all of her struggles is amazing, at the least.
I love memoirs, and Sarah writes like she is sitting next to you telling you all about her life.  It’s a beautifully written book, and a very fun read.

You will feel connected to each of the six “girls,” and to Sarah before you put the book down the first time.  If you are looking for a good book, or maybe a gift for a loved one {the holidays are coming up}, I would put The Invisible Girls: A Memoir on my list!

You can learn more about Sarah, and connect with her on:


This post contains affiliate links. I received this book from Mom Central, in exchange for an honest review.

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