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War Brothers: The Novel by [Sharon E. McKay, Daniel Lafrance]

War Brothers: The Novel Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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Gr 7 Up—In this terrifying and shocking account based on actual events, Jacob is abducted and forcibly inducted into The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. Jacob's life before going away to school was fairly typical. He idolized his father. He goofed off with his best friend Tony. He often became frustrated with his overbearing, unwed aunt. All of that changed after he went away to school. Reuniting with his old friend Paul and asked to look over the scrawny new boy Norman, the boys are unprepared when the LRA comes to their school in the middle of the night. Jacob is beaten. He awakens the next morning in time to see Tony, along with several other children, forced to kill another in order to prove their worth to their new "family." As Jacob, Paul, and Norman fight off starvation and plot their ultimate escape, they find unlikely allies in a cook within the army as well as a deformed girl who is often ignored by the generals. As with the graphic novel of the same name, McKay does an effective job of bringing this story to life. While the novel lacks the visual, visceral shock of the comic, this case study of what is surprisingly an everyday occurrence in Uganda will leave readers with an expanded global perspective on religious conflict and child slavery. The protagonist's struggles are heartbreaking, but his fierce determination and unflinching will to survive will surely prove to be an inspiration to readers.—Ryan P. Donovan, Southborough Public Library, MA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Told from Jacob's point of view, this memorable but often painful-to-read novel imagines six of their stories, stories readers will not soon forget. (Michael Cart Booklist 2014-08-05)

The protagonist's struggles are heartbreaking, but his fierce determination and unflinching will to survive will surely prove to be an inspiration to readers. (Ryan P. Donovan
School Library Journal 2014-08-01) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00J8WEZ1Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Annick Press; Reprint edition (February 18, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 18, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 669 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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