A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
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In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.
“My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.
‘Why did you leave Sierra Leone?’
‘Because there is a war.’
‘You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?’
‘Yes, all the time.’
I smile a little.
‘You should tell us about it sometime.’
Publisher:Sarah Crichton Books; 1st edition (August 5, 2008)
Item Weight:7.2 ounces
Dimensions:5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches