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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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4 out of 5
Based on 19,507 Ratings and 4,863 Reviews

Book Description
This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child ... More
Book Information
PublisherLarge Print Press
BindingPaperback (43 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages397
Publication Date08/01/2008
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About Ishmael Beah (Author) : Ishmael Beah is a published author of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Ishmael Beah include A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Unabridged).
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5/5/2017 Pamela Mora said: If you want to write the best dissertation you should read this book. It teach you how to be the best!

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10/1/2010 Miranda Paul said: One of the many stories from West Africa that young adults and adults must read–if only for awareness.
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10/12/2009 Allison M tagged as: I read

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10/23/2007 Becky B said: Not an easy book to read - but WOW, certainly worth the effort. We need to be aware!!
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8/28/2007 Susan Mitchell tagged as: I Read

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