BookMark: Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ismael Beah (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)

January 23, 2008

Wars are being fought worldwide, and aid agencies estimate that as many as 300,000 of the soldiers involved are children. Long Way Gone is a memoir by one of them. The deeply upsetting story of Ishmael Beah is a depressing account of man's inhumanity to man-and a hopeful example of the amazing resilience of the human spirit.