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Book Review for: The Pigeon Whisperer by Motaz H. Matar

I knew The Pigeon Whisperer would be an absolute 5 stars read for me as soon as I completed the first chapter, so I kept a highlighter near me before continuing to highlight my favorite quotes, and I am happy to say that I found many realistic quotes I’d always cherish.

The story profoundly described Dabbour – the main character’s love for pigeons. He ran away from the horrors of Syria but he did not forget his love for those precious beings. His love for them went as far as risking his own life to save theirs, even if it got him to major trouble. This book showed me a sad, sad side of a Syrian refugee’s life who wasn’t lucky enough choose his own home after the war, or live in his own.

I had to close my eyes or shake my head every time I knew Dabbour was taking the wrong turn or making the wrong decisions. Even after going through so many hardships, the only thing that made Dabbour want to carry on with life was hope. Hope for a calm future, where he’d be able to live his life freely, with many of his beloved pigeons and a happy heart. Throughout the story I just wanted good things to happen to this poor innocent man, but world was tough on him.

If you liked reading books like A Thousand Splendid Suns or Kite Runner, you’ll definitely love this book. 5/5 stars.

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