The 1st precise account ever released by means of a sufferer of an "honor crime," this stunning, relocating, and harrowing story has already turn into a world sensation.
Souad was once a 17-year-old lady dwelling in a small village in Jordan whilst she had the misfortune of falling in love--an emotion that might bring about an unspeakable act of violence and a life of exile from her native land. With a formative years marked through tough hard work and actual abuse by the hands of her father, who's humiliated by means of the beginning of many daughters and just one son, Souad is eager to go away domestic. Enticed right into a dating with a good-looking neighbor, her short-lived romance leaves her pregnant. Forbidden to marry till her older sisters locate husbands and having introduced disgrace to her relatives, Souad faces the single appropriate punishment: demise. How her relations plots to kill her, her harrowing fight to outlive burns over ninety% of her physique after her brother-in-law douses her with gas and units her on hearth, her dramatic get away from Jordan, and her get to the bottom of to construct a brand new existence for herself is a story of heartbreaking drama and memorable courage.