A Long Way Gone

Do you think Ishmael would have returned to child soldiering if he had not fled to America?

towards the end of the book

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Yes he would have. Ishmael's initial reaction in the UNICEF camp was to return to the government forces. Like most of the boys there, Ishmael rebelled at his new freedom. He felt captive in the camp an longed to return to the other child soldiers and his commanders.