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on May 15, 2008
Harrowing. Intense. Disturbing. Raw. Emotional. True. Tragically hopeful. A must read among the well-to-do. This will put anyone's life and problems into proper perspective. It is a tale of survival in the midst of the worst affliction that any child could endure imaginable.
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on June 27, 2015
Well Written - The author represents the 3-5 men biographed here. She trys to keep a chronological theme as to where each was and how they were reconnected in Africa. Really clear on how they were persecuted and their villages and families tortured and destroyed.
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on September 14, 2015
Painfully heart-wrenching but important account of how young Sudanese boys survived the genocide in their country. The trauma and atrocities they experienced can only be imagined from the comfort of our homes in the US. A must read for everyone to know what happened and continues to happen in third world countries throughout the world.
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on June 17, 2011
Even as a ninth grader, this book reached into my mind and made me feel the hardship and sorrow the main characters went through. Some young readers might judge that a nonfictional book must be boring and have no thrills. Not this one. The journey of three little boys feels unique because it shows a completely different culture. "They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky" is truly inspiring and adventurous to all ages of readers.
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on April 28, 2013
This book was so moving, sometimes tearful, sometimes smiling, but always unable to put down. Recommended especially to young people. Drop the video games and partake in the reality these young men endured.
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on September 6, 2012
This is a wonderful-horrible book of hope-despair. It teaches history while providing perspective and clearly shows how life can zigzag from contentment to torture to growth. The book is a treasure chest holding the lost childhood of thousands of children.
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on January 24, 2008
This is a great book and difficult to put down. These boys are absolutely amazing and it's hard to think about what they and others were going through just to survive while most of us on this earth were carrying about our daily lives. Young boys, some toddlers, separated from their parents, traveling miles in the hopes of making it to a better, safe place. The ways that these young children adapt to their situations (thirst, hunger, illness, death, captivity)and the way that they help each other is inspirational, but so sad at the same time. Everyone should read this book. I would love to know what they are doing now.....
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on September 23, 2011
A short and fascinating read, this book is one that will jerk your emotions. Some pages will make you want to laugh out loud, while others will make you want to cry. Told as a first-hand account of young boys (5-7 years old at the start) fleeing ethnic warfare, leaving friends and families behind. They travel across southern Sudan in search of refuge, teetering on the verge of starvation. Making it to refugee camps is not always as comforting as they had hoped, and they often escape in search of something better. The authors account their constant search for family, often the only thing that keeps them going. The story finishes with their arrival in the United States and leaves the reader feeling desperate for the situation that has hardly improved in their homeland of South Sudan.
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on October 29, 2010
This is a book that should be read by every American. It's hard to write a review without editorializing and comparing our country and our children with what happened to these courageous, persevering young boys left to fend for themselves in the chaos of war. In a destitute country, facing starvation, disease and death every day for years on end, this is an amazing story of triumph for those who survived.
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on September 26, 2007
This book is so powerful, these boys journey is so humbling, there is no way that you could read this book and not look at your life in a different way. The crazy thing about it is that it is ALL TRUE, this is thier account of their lives, this book has encouraged me more to want to fight for social injustices.
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