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.
BookMark: Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ismael Beah (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)
By SARAH MAY CLARKSON • January 23, 2008