Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A Long Way Gone
As I was reading A Long Way Gone, my heart was breaking for all of the innocent children that live this life. I realized how truly fortunate I am to have grown up the way I did. I cannot imagine ever going through an experience like this. What stuck out to me the most was the way he described the deaths he witnessed. Being only 10 years old as he had to see the horrible things he saw had to change everything he had once thought about the world he lived in. It was extremely sad to read everything he went through at that young of an age. Reading this so far, I have felt mixed emotions about the book. While the author's writing is very descriptive and enjoyable to read, it is heartbreaking to realize this is truly what he lived through. It is a hard realization to come to thinking of what life is like in different parts of the world. The only question I keep thinking is how he is going to ever find a way out of the war and move on to a new future.
Posted by Kelly Stasiulewicz at 8:48 AM