Crystal Allen's Reviews > A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
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Jan 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fictionmemoirs, 4mybookclub
Recommended to Crystal by: Johanna Ahn
Read in January, 2011

I had this book sitting on my bookshelf for quite awhile and never got around to reading it. Then Hannah reminded me that I should pick it up.

Absolutely heartbreaking. A part of me is glad that I waited to read this book until after I became a mother because I was able to relate to the character in the book on a whole new level. He and all the child soldiers around the world are someone's child. During much of this book I had to pretend that I was reading fiction or I would have lost control of my emotions... not good when you are on a flight for work. Heartbreakingly beautiful. A wakeup call that everyone should read.
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