A long way gone: Memoirs of a boy soldier by Ishmael Beah

This heartbreaking, touching, and life-changing memoir tells the story of Ishmael Beah who was forced to be a boy soldier. After loosing his family he forcibly joins the army and is brainwashed to take revenge on the ‘rebels’ and have no mercy. It tells how wars are fought in the sad country of Sierra Leone: by children who are hopped-up on drugs, wielding AK-47s and being traumatized. A gentle boy at heart found out he was capable of terrible acts, the hard way.
A.M. (age 15)

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