March 24, 2009

April 2009: A Long Way Gone

"A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" by Ishmael Beah

Everyone in the world should read this book. Not just because it contains an amazing story, or because it's our moral, bleeding-heart duty, or because it's clearly written. We should read it to learn about the world and about what it means to be human. --The Washington Post Review

Holly: Just say no to brown brown.

Jen: It's no Hotel Rwanda or Last King of Scotland.

Stephanie: I thought this was a good but sad story. Quick read so I would definitely recommend to anyone!

Jerilyn: Very fast paced, quick and easy read depicts the terrible journey from normal childhood to boy soldiers and rebels through rehab back to "normal" life. Would have been nice to have a little more detail of the soldiers and their recovery, but definitely worth the read!

Becca: Informative and quick read that I enjoyed more than I expected.

Chari: I really enjoyed the memoir and the insight to what it was like being a boy soldier in a war torn country. I feel badly he missed out on a normal childhood and lost his family. I would like him to write more about what happened when came to live in America and continued his education.

Aday: You would think that such a short book about such an interesting subject would be an easy and fulfilling read, but I couldn’t wait for it to be over.

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