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Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
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Feb 19, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-lit, ya-lit-2012
Read from February 19 to 26, 2012

Vahan starts this story as a twelve year old boy Armenian boy living in Turkey. His father is an important man, so Vahan has few worries. He is well educated, well off and well liked. But with the The Great War, the first World War, his life as an Armenian in Turkey is flipped upside down. He loses family members, his home, his identity, but he keeps trying to survive the Armenian Holocaust.

Rating: 5 out of 5
This book reminds us that the Jewish Holocaust is not the only time when people were killed just for being born in a certain ethnic group. It a has happened throughout history, and it continues happening even today. This book is sad and beautiful. It expanded my knowledge of the world and history, and brought this tragedy to life and others like it.

Vahan- 12-year-old

Keywords: Genocide, Armenian history, WWI, Coming of Age

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Reading Progress

02/19/2012 page 117
02/21/2012 page 117
38.0% "Never forget. We say this all the time- the Jewish Holocaust, 9/11- but some people are forgotten in our collective conscience. This book tells the story of a 12-year-old boy trying to survive the Armenian Holocaust in Turkey in 1915. It is a moving and tragic story that needs to be told."
02/26/2012 page 177
58.0% "I can't wait to finish this book!"

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Heather Great opening--this grips me and brings me directly into the text!

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