Saturday, August 31, 2013

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick****

Never Fall Down is an amazing story of Arn Chorn-Pond, a child caught up in the killing fields of Cambodia. It shows the toughness of many of the children in Cambodia, but it also shows their weaknesses too. Forced to be a child soldier, Arn has to fight to survive and witnesses other kids dying every day from malaria, diarrhea, and cholera. Arn was one of the only child soldiers that survived. Now he speaks around the US about his time in Cambodia.

I think this book was very good and made me realize that many of us have a better life than others. I am not a fan of historical ficiton, but this book is one of the best books I have ever read. Definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a little soul searching.