Bite of the Mango is about the war in Sierra Leone, The terrible civil war that left many dead, and disabled. The rebels would cut of the hands of anyone that disobeyed so they couldn't vote. This book follows the story of Mariatu, a 12 year old girl who is now permanently effected by the rebels. Mariatu is now without hands, she is without one of the most important appendages in the human anatomy. When you think about it you do almost everything with your hands. This book was a interesting read but I enjoyed it. It really shows how different and easier your life is than someone elses.. This book is a true story, it is partially written by Mariatu herself. Mariatu is now working with the United Nations.
This book was inspiring for me because Mariatu struggled though all these bad things and she made it through which shows complete strength and that we can do that to.