In my opinion this was a very good book. Basically what it was about was a young teen who loses his family during a rebel attack on his village in the country of Sierra Leone. The story is about his hunt for his family and, in the end, being pulled into the fighting himself. This is very moving and powerful and I would recommend it to any one who likes a book with a lot of action that is a real life experience. I will say that this book is very graphic and is not for the faint of heart. In the beginning its rebels killing villagers, throughout most of the middle of the book its scared villagers attacking the main group of innocent boys, and near the end its the main character himself killing rebels and villagers. Even when he is put in "rehab" there is much violence going on. All in all it is a very good, powerful book made for mature readers.