Read Soldier Boy Online Free - It was just a nightmare.
All Ricky needed to do was wake up. Just open his eyes. And Kony’s red-eyed beasts with their long claws dripping blood and their fiery breath would have disappeared. His brother would be beside him. His parents and sisters would be safe and asleep in their beds.
Just like before.
Here is the true story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted in 1989 at age fourteen by Joseph Kony’s rebel army in the Ugandan civil war (one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts). Ricky is trained, armed, and sent to battle government troops alongside his brutal kidnappers, but over his two and a half years of enslavement, he never stops dreaming of escape.
Here also is the story, set twenty years later, of a fictional character named Samuel, a boy deathly afraid of trusting anyone ever again, and representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky has helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans.
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August 10, 2017
Everyone needs to read this.
July 31, 2017
This book is unlike anything I've ever read. It is eye-opening, heartbreaking, and absolutely moving. The writing is lovely, and I cannot recommend listening to the audio version of this book highly enough. I am so glad that I stepped outside of my usual reading box and was able to experience thi...
June 09, 2017
Add this to high school required reading lists IMMEDIATELY. Eye opening and heartbreaking, Soldier Boy is not a book we want to exist, given that it's a semi-factual account of horrifying events (Ricky's account is true, while the other narrator Samuel is a compilation of the thousands of boy sol...
June 08, 2017
*received an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review
Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton, is two stories in one. The first one, is based on a true story by Ricky Richard Anywar, who was a child soldier in the Ugandan civil war. Abducted by Joseph Kony's army when he was only fourteen years old, Rick...
August 01, 2017
This book is nothing like I've ever read before, especially in the world of YA. It is a powerful and heartbreaking book that tells a story of a boy who learns to forgive when forgiveness doesn't seem possible. I think that books like Soldier Boy are important for young readers, and adults alike,...
July 26, 2017
I don't know how to shelf this book. It is part true story, part fictional composite of true stories. Readers who like Ismael Beah's story will be as equally enthralled and horrified by this one. Ricky's example of hope and courage are inspiring. His desire to help children in other dire circumst...
February 26, 2017
This is truly a moving story of overcoming adversity, but serves more broadly to educate generations of readers about the harsh realities endured by a nation in the grips of civil war; fellow human beings who, until this author’s story, seemed another world away. Keely Hutton captures the human e...
July 28, 2017
Il bambino soldato è un romanzo crudo, che se ne frega e ti sbatte in faccia la realtà. E' un libro per ragazzi, eppure alla soglia ormai degli enta, mi sono sentita toccata, squarciata, aperta in due, inserendolo lì al posto del cuore in pieno petto.
Partendo dall'inizio, è molto facile apprezza...
August 08, 2017
I appreciated how the author wove together two stories of boys, boy soldiers, whose experiences were quite similar. It is not difficult to imagine what might have happened to Ricky without the kindness of others, and how he seems determined to pay it back by reaching out to the orphans left behin...
June 23, 2017
Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier
Ricky Anywar is kidnapped in 1989 and made to fight in the Ugandan Civil War. He tries to survive among the abuse, brutality, and inevitable anguish of war but he never stops dreaming of escape.
The portion of this bo...