A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.
“Why did you leave Sierra Leone?”
“Because there is a war.”
“You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?”
“Yes, all the time.”
“Cool.”I smile a little.
“You should tell us about it sometime.”
“Yes, sometime.”

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah

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