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...
September 06, 2017
It made me want to cry. It showed me a world so far away from me, but so heartbreaking and cruel. I think everyone should read this story. Everyone.
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,...
November 12, 2017
This amazing book was not only well-written, but is a true story that is historical, heart-breaking and important to read.
The book includes stories from two POV's. One is Ricky's, and this is the true story part. In 1989, Ricky and his brother were taken from their home by force and turned into...
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...
August 11, 2017
Last night I finished reading Keely Hutton's SOLDIER BOY. Actually, I completed it at 3AM, because I couldn't put it down. I'm so impressed with Keely's commitment to her craft and her gift as a writer. Despite the agony in those pages, she pulled me through, with her amazing ability to find just...
September 10, 2017
Thank you @kidlitexchange and publisher for sharing this free ARC of Soldier Boy by #KeelyHutton -all opinions are my own!
Wow. A sad, riveting telling based on the true story of a soldier in the Ugandan Civil War. This is one of those books that will take time to process and you will grie...