a long way gone
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One important themes in the novel is that of lost innocence; the loss off security, love, and a sense of wonder.
"Whenever I get the chance to observe the moon now, I still see those same images I saw when I was six, and it pleases me to know that that part of my childhood is still embedded in me"
"Our innocence had been replaced by fear and we had become monsters."
A Long Way Gone
Loss of innocence as a result of social life and growing up in the conditions modern world