Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A Long Way Gone
So far I really enjoy the book A Long Way Gone, it is a fun read and it flows really well. The story is so graphic and some of the things this boy has experienced so far in life are supper scaring. I could never imagine seeing some of the things he has seen and he is only eight years old. One of the images that stick out in my mind is the mother caring the dead baby on her back while the back of her dress is soaked in blood. The first really intense image in this book is the van of injured people. The father jumps out of the car first and vomits blood, and his arm is cut off bleeding profusely. There are three children in the back of the van that are all dead, a boy and two girls. There is a woman in the car too who is injured as well and is more experienced with war. The entire van was covered with blood on the inside. The outside of the car is full of holes from the rebel's bullets.