A Long Way Gone is the autobiography of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah, who as a boy was afflicted by and then coerced to participate in the Sierra Leone Civil War as a boy soldier. Narratives of war often involve a loss of innocence, where dreams of glory are replaced by a realization of the horror of war, but a narrative of a child soldier is something else.
We follow the story of 14 year old Mhairi, whose father was born on the Isle of Arran in Scotland and whose mother is from Sudan. We join the story with Mhairi alone, having managed to travel from the Sudan to Cairo before being deported to England.
The onl The Survival Game is set in a world in the near future, where Global Warming has become a real problem and the Arctic ice cap has melted, temperatures are rising and the everyone is trying to get to somewhere with a cooler climate to survive.
The only two things she owns are a gun with no bullets and her papers. After escaping a riot at the Heathrow Detention Centre she is travelling on foot to try and get back to her grandmother on the Isle of Arran where she should be allowed to live on account of her global passport and the fact she is a juvenile.
She comes across a small boy who is alone and doesn't speak and although she doesn't want the burden of caring for anyone else, especially an illegal who doesn't have any papers, she finds herself starting caring for the boy as they journey together.
This was a great look at a future using issues that we are dealing with today such as global warming and the attitude we have towards refugees. It is shocking how the world has turned out and the lengths people will go to, to protect themselves and what they have.
Its a story of survival and morality. It's shocking and emotional and Mhairi is a great narrator. I found the beginning so irritating I nearly gave up. The author's style is quite repetitive and she refers to 'castle', which is the place in the protagonist's mind where she keeps her worst experiences locked away.
By the end of the novel I got it and loved it. Seriously, if I could, I would make this book mandatory reading. It's set in the near distant future; the ice caps have melted, the southern hemisphere is riddled with oppressive heat, f This is the most profound book I've read in years.
It's set in the near distant future; the ice caps have melted, the southern hemisphere is riddled with oppressive heat, famine The result is a mass exodus to northern countries.
Nicky Singer was friends with the director of Friends of the Earth and took conversations with him about the likely outcomes of climate change as the what-if in this novel.
This is a story about about Mhairi and a boy, and their experience. I don't want to give anything away, except to say that in the current hostile environment of Brexit, this is an important book that will make you think and feel.
It's Young Adult but could just as easily be adult. Read The Survival Game to the end and thank me.
Then pass it to friends and family and I truly believe the world will be a better place for it. This is now top of my pile of books dealing with empathy.Memories of Survival [Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, Bernice Steinhardt] on timberdesignmag.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
In this beautiful page picture book, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz tells her story of survival during the Holocaust through her fabric art images and the narratives she stitched below each picture. Accompanying text by her daughter.
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Memories of Survival [Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, Bernice Steinhardt] on timberdesignmag.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this beautiful page picture book, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz tells her story of survival during the Holocaust through her fabric art images and the narratives she stitched below each picture.
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DNF% While I am sure this for some will be a worth-while endeavour The Survival Game is just not something I have been able to get into.
If it was just a case of me not being invested in the plot yet I would plod on here but I am finding the very abrupt style of writing hard to adjust to. LEARN FIRST ACUTE INFLAMMATION is a stereotyped response to recent or ongoing injury.
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