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ISBN: 1594132674 / ISBN-13: 9781594132674

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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The first-person account of a 25-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy. 'My new friends have begun to suspect that I ... Show synopsis

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  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Large Print Press) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Ishmael Beah

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

    Trade paperback, Large Print Press
    2008
    English
    Large type / large print.
    397 pages

    ISBN: 1594132674
    ISBN-13: 9781594132674

    This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone's civil war, goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare.

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Reviews of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Joseph Larry H

Required school reading

by Joseph Larry H on Jul 18, 2013

This is a reguired reading for my daughter's high school honors English class this summer. She said it was a very good read.

Velma

Unforgettable

by Velma on Oct 3, 2007

This truly unforgettable autobiography relates a lifestyle that only a few Americans could ever be familiar with. The courage and honesty of the author takes my breath away. An important story that everyone should read

nordicleather

10 out of 10 child in a warzone

by nordicleather on Sep 20, 2007

This is one of the very best autobiographies I have every read. He was a child soldier in Sierra Leonne which was a warzone. How he got through it with the traits common to all survivors. This book is a profile in courage, bravery and mental strength and what it takes to endure. A must read for anyone who thinks they had it tough. There is always someone who had it tougher.

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sd6161

Children at War

by sd6161 on Sep 12, 2007

In a long way gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah brings forth an account of the violent and savage assult a war can shed, not only on a country, but on it's people and their children. His testimony as a child witness and participant to such an unspeakable tragedy is chilling and heart rendering; akin to those of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel, both childhood lives greatly disturbed by war and greatly celebrated for the courageous ways inwhich they shared their experiences. This is a must read for all teens and adults.

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GIRLCHRIS

Story of survival and humanity

by GIRLCHRIS on Jun 20, 2007

I would recommend this book to teenagers and adults. It is a moving story of the author's boyhood. It shows what any of us are capable of doing in order to survive. Also, it helps us to understand that redemption is possible. We are not always what we do or, in the author's case, are forced to do. The author's basic human nature was able to rebound from his horrible experiences.

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