A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone

By Ishmael Beah

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
A Long Way Gone book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 779 Ratings)

A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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  • So Inspiring

    5
    By Msaintlouis1988
    When I started to read this book. I could not put it down! I wanted to learn everything. And Ishmael helped us to visualize the life of a child soldier in Sierra Leone in that time. His childhood was stolen from him! He lost his family! But he was able to still live through everything to tell a story that will remind me that I shouldn’t complain! Wonderful read!
  • A must read

    5
    By Nicole364677
    I had to read this book for an English class and at first I thought that I would not enjoy it. However once I started reading it I could not put it down.
  • Mind changer

    5
    By MrNoDaysOff592
    Great book to read
  • Best book ever

    5
    By eclipse2003
    In my language arts class I started to read this it's a great book I'm so excited to be finished it is a story that has me hooked unable to stop reading great job Ishmael beah sad but good book MUST READ this is a pretty graphic book I'm In 7th grade I stopped a few times to prepare myself predicting what will happen
  • A Long Way Gone

    5
    By Ka-Ching Ka-ching
    This book is by far one of the most gripping and heart wrenching stories I have ever read. I first heard the author speak on a podcast and knew I needed to read this book. It would be fantastic if there were a way to make this into a movie. This tale must be shared with the entire world so that the world may change. No child should ever have to experience the extreme hardships that young Ishmael and his brothers and sisters had to endure. His story is a testament to the strength of the soul. Thank God for his second life! And thank you Ishmael for sharing your story.
  • Wow. Wow. Wow.

    5
    By Girltoo
    Wow is all I can really say. I'm going to be a sophomore in high school and this was my summer reading book. It has taught me so much and to appreciate every thing life gives me. This is easily the best book I've ever read. 100% recommend this to any young readers.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Ricky^.^
    Powerful Story
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Picy203
    I loved this book. Didn't want it to end.
  • A Long Way Gone

    5
    By monuments
    This is a captivating book, a true personal narrative of a boy soldier during the Sierra Leone civil wars. Ishmael incongruously writes in impeccable and lyrical English about the unspeakable atrocities he witnessed - and committed - while trying to survive the brutal fighting that overwhelmed his country. That he was able to overcome the emotional and physical toll it placed on him is a testament to his strength and spirit and also to the compassion of the many people who helped him find redemption. Reading this book will give anyone a stronger appreciation for their own good fortune.
  • A Book everyone should read

    5
    By Jrosehuskey
    It's terribly sad and devastating but gives a new perspective of foreign wars. Ishmael Beah wrote it beautifully and realistically, especially for it being written in his second language. Amazing story that will stay with me forever.

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