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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan Paperback – June 12, 2006
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This gut-wrenching book is a real page-turner and I found myself unable to put it down, even when the stories brought tears and indescribable anger. It was a real eye-opener to read of United Nations aid gone astray as locals took the best for themselves and left the refugees starving. There were, of course, the good people who helped the refugees with food and transportation and even lost their jobs because of it. If you never believed that war could change ordinary people into selfish monsters, then this is the book for you.Read more ›
The richness of the language, and the sensitiivity with which these boys describe how they survived experiences that would break an adult, just blows me away. And having had the privilege to follow their careers since arriving in America, I am astounded by how far they have come and the wonderful things that they are doing with the precious gift of life they have managed to escape with.
I think that any book club interested in a truly powerful novel should pick this book. There's endless room in it for discussion and interpretation, and I promise you, when you are done reading it you will look at the world with different eyes. There's a discussion guide on their website, by the way, and it's really stimulating.
It is impossible to put down. I skipped meals, lost sleep and while DRIVING HOME from work today, I realized I could never ever complain about event the worst days of my employment ever again.
You just want to take these boys in your arms and tell them you're so sorry for not knowing this was going on....going on today and ever since 1983! Pick up this book and get educated. Your heart will never be the same.
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This is an amazing book about the human spirit and will to survive. I can hardly put it down. These boys-they went through so much. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa M.
When you think of the young ages of these boys, fleeing at ages 4-6 through desert, jungle, amidst lions and hyenas, fleas, fire ants, starvation, severe dehydration, mean people,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by luv2read
I loved this book and gave it to my mom to read and she loved it tooPublished 2 months ago by AKgirl
Wonderfully vivid book. I finished it in a day when I couldn't put it down and my 12 year old son also loved it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph Calev
Painfully heart-wrenching but important account of how young Sudanese boys survived the genocide in their country. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DEBRA T.
Good Book. Very sad what these boys went through at such a young age!Published 5 months ago by BtwenUs
My son read the book for 7th grade summer reading. I too read the book. What a compelling story. Told from the point of view of 3 boys whose paths crisscross. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrew Glickman