Extremely Mature- But Great Values
I originally read this book when I was 10, and now reading it at 13 for a school project, it would have been a lot better to wait to read it. Although I only remember kids doing drugs, a huge amount of gore, and one short mention of forced intercourse at gunpoint (a mother and son were forced to do it for the rebels amusement), and a true story about a young boy in a warzone in Africa. It reveals a lot about the tough life that child soldiers have, and a personal view of life in rural Africa. Now reading it, I can have a personal connection with the author, and realize now it is a great book. It definitely should be geared towards MATURE teens, as some of the things in this book are not for everyone.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking