A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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Paperback, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2008, ISBN13 9780374531263, ISBN10 0374531269

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My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life.

"Why did you leave Sierra Leone?"

"Because there is a war".

"You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?"

"Yes, all the time".

"Cool".

I smile a little.

"You should tell us about it sometime".

"Yes, sometime".

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.

In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.

This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publish Date: Aug 05, 2008
ISBN-13: 9780374531263
ISBN-10: 0374531269
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.2 x 5.9 x 0.7
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I don't like to read books, but when I was forced to read this book in my senior year of high school, it became my favorite book. It's such an eye opener to what's really happening in the world outside of our country, it makes me more thankful for living in this country.

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