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A Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

John Sanchez

on 23 March 2011

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Transcript of A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone Characters Ishmael
Story Board Ishmaels house
"He sat in a hammock under the shade of the mango,guava, and orange trees and turned on the radio"(pg 7)
This is important to the story because it shows how peacefull the town was before the rebels came The rebels attack the city
"The sudden outburst of gunfire had caused people to run for there lives in different directions" (pg 9)
This part of the story is important because it is the first time the rebels come in contact with Ishmel his group of close friends The boys rapping
" Junior, Talloi, and I listened to rap music, trying to memorize the lyrics so that we could avoid thinking about the situation at hand" (pg 15)
This part of the story shows how the boys deal with there problems and try to make the best of everything. The boys running for there lives
"...causing his remains to and blood to sprinkle like rain on the nearby leaves and bushes." (pg 25)
This part of the story is important because it show how the rebels want to kill everyone who tries to run from them. Ishmael beah and his close group of friends are from a small city in Sierra Leone calledMog bwemo. His close group of friends Ishmael enjoy to dance and listen to rap music such as LL cool J and Run DMC, but when a war that sounded as if it was in afarway and different land turned out to take place inthere own littel town.Ishmeal and his older brother Junior lost touch with there family and are now on the run from the rebels and looking for food to fill there hungry stomachs.For several days Ishmael and his friends were able tostay out of the rebels hands but when hands but whenthe only place to find food is the rebels hidout they go because hunger made them not care about danger Summary Ishmael-main character
Junior-Ishmaels older brother
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