Sara Forrest Forrest itibaren Borgo Mezzanone FG, İtalya
Here's the warning for this book. If you're a sap, like I pretend not to be, don't read it. I needed tissues for the better part of 150pgs of this. In true form with Hannah's previous writings, I quickly found myself falling in love with all these characters. There were things I liked about all of them. Loved the interactions they had with each other. And then high school came for the kids... choices were made that made me frown and shake my head. Then the accident came and the world I had built for these character's in my head fell apart. Jude had been so perfect and then she turned into such a... a... *itch. Oh she made me so mad the better half of the end. Maybe it's not far to say that since she was dealing with such horrible grief. But as she said herself, "I was the mud that kept them stuck. Maybe without me they could have healed." And I think that is true. Though I loved the way this book ended I'm left with an... unfinished or unsatisfied feeling. I want to know more about Zach, Lexi, Jude and Miles. I want to know if it was Mia in the mirror. But that means it was a good book right?
Beasts of no Nation is about a young boy named Agu who grew up in an unnamed nation. As a child, he went to school and loved it too. He had caring parents that loved him very much. But a war erupted and changed Agu's whole life completely. Agu was seperated from his family and is forced to join the army. He experiences many death and rape but he is oblivious of what is going on. He doesnt know what is right from wrong and the only thing on his mind is surviving. This book is really graphic and is written in 1st grade grammar. At first it was difficult to read but soon i got used to it. But that made it more realistic since it seemed like a young boy really wrote the book. I did some research on child soldiers and was really surprised by what i found. 210,000 child soldiers were used in Africa in 10 countries and only 4 countries forbid these uses. Overall, i felt bad for agu but also felt disgusted by their society. Highly recommended book!!!