Reading Log #4 – A Long Way Gone

The end of Ishmael’s story approaches, but that of thousands of children who are still reminiscing over the atrocities they have had to endure. Ishmael will go on to represent those who have suffered alongside him, and he will bridge the gap between those that endure the fate of war and those who observe from…

Reading Log #3 – A Long Way Gone

It is yet another block of  A Long Way Gone that chills my bones word for word, page by page. Ishmael’s story has taken a drastic turn, as he begins to leave behind his war-torn past he’s increasingly aware of just how alone he has been left in a world he does not recognize. Dragged into a rehabilitation…

Reading Log #2 – A Long Way Gone

As I further explore the and delve into the world of Ishmael Beah I am met with some of the most ferocious scenes that you can find in the book that were endured by anyone. As a 15-year-old at the time, he’s been faced with some of the most morbid circumstances any teen could endure…

Reading Log #1 – A Long Way Gone

Ishmael Beah, a teen that has been exposed to the most brutal, barbarous, merciless, aspects of mankind, war. Having lived and fought as a child soldier during the Sierra Leone civil war, his life has been drenched in the blood of those he’s killed and shadowed by the vicious killing of his family. During a…