Based closely on true experiences of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who fled their war-ravaged country to come to the United States in the mid-1980s, this novel is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph.Based closely on true experiences of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who fled their war-ravaged country to come to the United States in the mid-1980s, this novel is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph.Read Less
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Once you start to read you won't want to stop. I have to read it for school and all of us in our class like it. Watch the God grew Tired of Us movie it will help make more sense.
Apr 26, 2009
Stirring and disturbing
This is an eye-opening read even for people who feel up on current events. Valentino's (Achak's) experiences are horrific and his survival and spirit so pure and strong. Even through all the profound misery, Achak displays admirable character. Thank you, Dave Eggers, for writing his story.
Apr 13, 2008
Any fan of contemporary fiction and with an interest in world affairs will really love this novel. The story, and the way it is told, is brilliant and really beautiful. The story will break your heart, but it will also fill you with hope. Valentino is an endearing person, and his story comes to life with Eggers' masterful prose. I couldn't put it down!
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