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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. Former child soldier Beah recounts his experience fighting in Sierra Leone. This is a tragic form of human trafficking that takes advantage of orphaned youth and forces them to commit the unspeakable.

If you had told me that I would love a book written entirely in letter form, I would have laughed. But this story about the WW2 Channel Islands and their inhabitants' suffering and triumphs is one of the best stories I have ever read.

You know how you get so caught up in a well told story that you don't want it to ever end? Yeah. That was this book.