NEVER FALL DOWN is a very well written, yet shocking and violent story of a young boy during when the Khmer Rouge have taken over Cambodia. Arn is separated from his family and there are lots of moments in the story where you will gasp with the horror of the mass killings. Still, Arn is a very strong character and never gives up. He is realistically brought to life by the author and you will find yourself rooting for him throughout the entire book. The book is also valuable in that it teaches you about the terrible time in history in which the story is set. For all young teens this is a must read.