A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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For a young person, the violence needs to be evaluated individually and accompanied with thoughtful discussion with a trusted and sensitive adult. I would not assign this to a whole classroom, as there is no way to know the psychological state or needs of every student. Images from the descriptions in this book can be psychologically disturbing.

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