Soldier Boy is a wow. One of those books that everyone, from ages 12 on up, should read. It is our obligation as human beings to be aware that the events that occur in this book really happened and continue to happen. It is our responsibility as human beings to do what we can to stop it. That task can begin by reading this book and telling others about it. And that’s what I’m doing right now. Soldier Boy is based on actual events that have been taking place in Uganda for decades. Children are kidnapped from their Ugandan villages and forced into slavery - the boys become soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army and the girls become sex slaves. The families of these children are often mu
This whodunnit will keep you guessing until the end but the author cleverly gives enough clues that the mystery is definitely solvable. So much fun. There’s nothing fun about the premise of the book, though. Social workers took Kayce away from her unfit mother and sent her to live with her previously unknown father and his family. His family (wife, Ashley; a step-son Kayce’s age, Andrew; and a younger daughter, Lauren) welcome her with open arms and completely accept her as one of their own but Kayce doesn’t trust it. Her life has been too full of broken promises. But, oh, how she wants to. Her dad is quiet and a bit standoffish, but Kayce loves Ashley, Andrew, and Lauren. Also hard
Looking for more reviews? Check out Grieshaber and O'Daniels on Goodreads!