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  • Lexile Measure: 700L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers; Rep Tra edition (April 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802854060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802854063
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 7-9–In alternating narratives full of searing detail, siblings Lucky and Nopi describe being kidnapped at ages 8 and 10 and forced to become warriors (and deafened Nopi a child wife) before the Liberian Civil Wars wind down and they can make their separate ways home. An informational appendix adds context.α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

Anne de Graaf is an award-winning author with over 5 million books sold worldwide. She has written more than 80 children's books, and her work has been translated into over 50 languages. A graduate of Stanford University, Anne has lived in the Netherlands

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Horton-Holm on December 17, 2012
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This book is so slight, yet it says so much about feelings. Young people are forced to take up arms in civil wars in parts of Africa. You would think they would be harmed forever, but there is hope of rehabilitation----if they don't die first. The writing is so insightful and lyrical, that it is a pleasure to read, even though the subject matter is dark and foreboding. We read it for a book club selection and I highly recommend it. Anne de Graaf is a talented and special person, who just happens to be a writer!
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My daughter read this book as a summer assignment for school and found the story to be quite interesting. It gave her a new perspective on how to look at life.
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