December 11, 2008

Review: A Long Way Gone


I finished A Long Way Gone last night and thought I'd share my opinions on it. It was a good book in that it was a powerful true life story about what Ishmael experienced fighting as a soldier during one of the civil wars in Sierra Leon, Africa. I was kinda left wanting more about how he learned to forgive himself and stuff. The majority of the book was about how he got into the war and very little of it was his experiences getting out of it. Since English isn't his first language the book isn't excellently written, so that was tough to chew sometimes. It was good, I'm glad I read it. Doesn't he look like a happy person now?