A Long Way Gone , By Ishmeal Beah

Nathan Hellman hour 4 nov 5

what its about.

The book is about a young mans time as a solider during the civil war Sierra Leone. This is action packed book and it will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.
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This picture is of Ishmael Beah he is the author and main character of the book.

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Sierra Leone is where the story takes place.

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This is a picture showing how young some of the solders can be.

In this novel many great words are used here are some of the most important words used

scared and afraid, these words are important because they explains how ishmeal is feeling inside for most the book.

kill and murder, are words used to show how much violent trully happend during the civil war in sierra Leone

suffering, this word is important because it is used to show how much pain and evil there was.

A Long Way Gone

this video shows the theme of the story witch is pain and suffering and survival.

The next 3 videos show in music what the tone of the story was. Each video shows how hard and tradgic the life of a solder is and the pain the families went through.

A Song About War - "Remember" (with slideshow)
Sad military Video will leave you in tears
Vietnam war songs & pictures


  1. "We must strive to be like the moon.” Ishmael Beah pg16. this quote is explained by his grandmother she said "People complain when there is too much sun and the again when it is too cold. However, no one grumbles when the moon shines, because a lot of happy things happened in the moonlight."
  2. “This is one of the consequences of the civil war. People stop trusting each other, and every stranger becomes an enemy.” Ishmael Beah pg 37. Ishmael is telling us how relationships with other people became corrupted as the result of war
  3. “If you are alive, there is hope for a better day and something good to happen.” Ishmael Beah pg55. Here Ishmael remembers his father’s words as a mantra of hope.