Parent reviews for A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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Unforgettable story of young boy forced to become a killer.
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age 18+
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age 15+
Based on 3 reviews
Adult Written bySunny H August 29, 2019
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.