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First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
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bookshelves: memoirs, dark-strange, at-coulter-library, survival-story

This is a true survival story. The memoirs of Loung as she lived through the Khmer Roug take over of her country from 1975-1979 as a five year old girl with her parents and siblings are unbelievable. She ended up becoming an orphan as the soldiers murder her parents and two sisters during this horrible time in Cambodia. It is sometimes tough to read but her strength is truly amazing as she survives the worst time in her countrys history alone in a camp for child soldiers as Pol Pot reigns terror on all of Cambodia.
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Reading Progress

December 31, 2011 – Shelved
January 19, 2013 – Shelved as: memoirs
January 19, 2013 – Shelved as: dark-strange
May 14, 2013 – Started Reading
May 14, 2013 – Shelved as: at-coulter-library
May 14, 2013 –
page 8
3.36%
May 19, 2013 –
page 17
7.14%
May 20, 2013 –
page 35
14.71%
May 21, 2013 – Shelved as: survival-story
May 22, 2013 –
page 50
21.01%
June 10, 2013 –
page 110
46.22%
June 11, 2013 –
page 158
66.39%
June 11, 2013 –
page 209
87.82%
June 12, 2013 –
page 225
94.54%
June 12, 2013 – Finished Reading

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