Wednesday, January 9, 2013
In the end of my book Ishmael Beah is rehabilitated and taken away from the war that surrounded him. However if I didn't know this before I started reading the book I don't know that I would have guessed that. Every part of his life he described seemed so tortured and dangerous. This is truly a testament to how hard some people have to fight and solider on just to stay alive. Ishmael is definitely one of the strongest people I have ever read about and I can't express how truly inspired I am by his perseverance, and forgiveness that he displays at the conclusion of my book.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Ishmael Beah definitely had a tortured childhood. I can't imagine anything worse than being taken away from your family and being forced to fight a war and kill children just like yourself. Villages in Africa fear him because of all the other boy soldiers that invade and destroy their homes. I can't imagine a worse or more alienated situation than what he went through. I like the book so far because of its intriguing story line and masterful story telling style. It is easy to follow along with what the author is sharing and the conflict throughout the book makes you want to read more. I think Ishmeal gets rescued from his circustances after some long episodes of suffering but is able to recover from what happened to him