The Cellar

The Cellar

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On the day the Songoli's young son fails to come home from school, 14-year-old Muna's life gets better. Until then, her bedroom was a dark windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. She had grown used to being abused by the Songoli family - to being their slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songolis believe. But Muna is far smarter and her plans for revenge are terrifying.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Toronto :, HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9781443448949
144344894X
Branch Call Number: FIC Walte
Characteristics: 177 pages

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fatimaula
Sep 25, 2017

Shows us what happens when vulnerable people are pushed to the edge. I found myself rooting for the perpetrator in this one. I liked it better than her other thicker books.

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Katrina1979
Jul 17, 2017

5 stars!!!!!!!!!! Awesome book !

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Aug 25, 2016

Walter's books are always dark and twisty. This one is no exception. I was worried because the book is so slim, but it packs a wallop just as her bigger books do.

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Trixe65
Aug 17, 2016

Very Interesting Read... Muna treated horribly.. Exacting revenge,on a truly messed up family... And always playing the role of a truly slow minded little girl...

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nannerl
Jun 17, 2016

If you like a story about revenge, which I certainly do, you'll enjoy this very well told tale of a young girl stolen from an orphanage, abused and treated as a slave, and how she turns the tables. Very satisfying.

dairyqueen Mar 30, 2016

Engaging story.

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MintyFreeze
Mar 02, 2016

A bit too dark for my tastes. Did not finish the book.

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daeb
Sep 01, 2015

Brilliant. Walters' strength as a writer derives from her ability to understand and write from many different perspectives, which she does here perfectly. She knows Muna so well that the reader understands everything Muna does, and why the choices she makes are really her only option. I like Walters' novels more than her novellas, but this story is engaging and complex, despite the fact that it is told from only one pov.

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