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Children of Heroes

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Their father’s favorite saying, between drinks and blows, was, “Life holds only bad surprises, and the last one will be death.” And now, Colin observes of the man sprawled under all the broken furniture, their father was definitely and forever out of surprises. Children of Heroes is the story Colin tells of what happened—and what happened before that. Testimony, confession...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Bison Books (first published 2002)
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Brittany
This is a translated book about two children in Haiti who escape an abusive home. I have mixed feelings about it, and I had a hard time following the time line. I didn't think it was great, but I feel like I was supposed to like it because it had a shiny gold sticker on the front of it. Honestly, it was really boring.
Kevin V.
I think this novel was a good and inspiring book. It's a really good book because when there are two children who have suffered but they still take sacrifice. The things they did where the reason why they call them the children of heroes. Once I started reading the book just sucked me in.

The story talk about two young girls named Colin and Mariela Pamphile some of the nicest and precious girls. They have a father who has a failed career because he once use to be a boxer. The story mostly takes...more
malynosorozec
„Lecz nigdzie nie powiedziano, że trzeba zmieniać sny.”

Ojciec alkoholik, żyjący wspomnieniami o walkach bokserskich, które miały mu przynieść powodzenie. Matka potulnie znosząca ciosy, beznadziejnie zakochana w coraz brutalniejszym mężu. Siostra, na którą zawsze mógł liczyć, bystra, silna, wzór i oparcie w trudnych chwilach. Przyjaciele, z którymi mimo biedy, można dzielić wspólne marzenia…

Treść książki stanowi opowieść młodego Colina, która rozpoczyna się gdy ten wraz ze starszą siostrą zabijaj...more
Susan Vincent
This was a really quick read - the author tells the story from the perspective of a little boy and overlaps the timeline. Its very poetic; and presents the circular nature of violence and the foggy morality of abusive relationships.
Purple Iris
Currently re-reading for class on contemporary Haitian literature. Still love it. Works for conflict and childhood sub-themes.
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