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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
A Girl Lost to the World and Found in the Art of War by Hailey Dollar is the author’s soul-searching story of her struggles, conflicts and her ups and downs in life. The book speaks about the author's constant need to connect with her inner self, her traumatic childhood and, later on, her experiences as a U.S. Army medic. The account of her life in an abusive household, failed relationships, drinking binges, sexual encounters, bullying and motherhood takes readers on a melancholic yet inspirational journey. Putting down her story honestly without any kind of bias, and her gratitude towards life and all the experiences she learnt from her life, make it a book worth reading.
It is a story that will keep readers riveted. The book has pictures of Hailey with the different people in her life and at different stages. It gives the autobiography a more personal touch, making it easy for readers to connect with the characters in Hailey's life. The book gives a positive message of acceptance. The author tells readers that once you accept the positive and negative outcomes in life and find out who you really are, then you are free from everything and life becomes easy to live. It is a story of pain, loss, love, redemption, acceptance and triumph. The author gives confidence and strength to readers by saying there is nothing that cannot be fixed. On the whole, it is an inspirational and motivational read that will help readers look at life in a positive way.