Author: Mahtob Mahmoody
Started: May 18, 2023
Finished: May 19, 2023
Mahtob Mahmoody is known as a primary character in the book and the movie "Not Without My Daughter." Through that novel, we read about what happened in Iran through her mother's eyes, but in this book, we hear Mahtob's story and how she lived her life under constant concern that her father would find her. She expresses that through religion she was able to find forgiveness for her father.
Seeing what happened in Iran through Mahtob's eyes was extremely interesting. People tend to forget that children are sponges and absorb everything around them. Her story validates everything previously printed. Reading how what she experienced in Iran caused her to live her life always looking over her shoulder was heartbreaking. She has grown into an intelligent, sensitive woman who only wants to live her life. I found the book too religious-heavy for my liking and she could have used more editing as there were times the reading became sluggish. If you ever wondered what happened after Betty and Mahtob returned to America, this book is for you.