by: Ishmael Beah
Genre: Non-Fiction, Young Adult
Review: This is the true story of a young boy whose country went to war. He was separated from his family and spent many months wandering with a few other boys, trying to run away from the violence. He ends up in a small village where they are forced to join the army. Then, he is drugged and sent out to kill the enemy. In the end, he goes to New York and tries to start his life over.
This is a very well written book that fully describes what this boy had to go through to survive. It shows how lucky some of us are to live in a safe environment growing up.
Reviewed by: Amber age 14