War Brothers: the Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay
February 1, 2013 -Annick Press
208 Pages – Young Adult, Graphic Novel, True Events,wr story
Purpose: Review, Netgalley
I was given a copy of this title, free, in exchange for my honest opinion.
From Goodreads: This is the graphic novel edition of Sharon McKay’s novel set in Uganda, where Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has, since 1987, abducted up to 30,000 children from their villages and homes for use as soldiers and slaves. It is in these nightmarish times that the fates of 5 boys and a girl are entwined. Captured from their school by the LRA, the boys wait for rescue only to discover that if they are to survive they must rely on themselves. But friendship, courage, and resilience might not be enough to save them. Based in part upon interviews with child soldiers in Northern Uganda, War Brothers is a stunning depiction of the human cost of wars fought by children. (description modified from the novel edition
My Thoughts: A copy of this title was given to me, free, in exchange for my honest opinion.
This was heartbreaking but also filled with hope. It was interesting to see this situation through a victim, a young boy forced to become a child soldier. It brought to life a story that many have heard about but are still disconnected to.
5 stars *****