A Long Way Gone

Chapter 15: Besides war, what else can take a child's innocence? How?

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This major turning point in Beah’s life is complicated by his thorough dedication to the military by the time the UNICEF workers arrive. He is so loyal to his commanding officers, his squad, and his “cause” that being sent away to have a new life and an education seems like a betrayal to him. The boys have long since forgotten what it is like to be a kid. They have forgotten what adults who truly care for them are like.