The Graphic Novel
What is it like for ordinary children to be savagely abducted and forced to become child soldiers? In striking and haunting full-color artwork that vividly contrasts Uganda’s beauty with its horrifying scenes of brutality, LaFrance’s graphic novel adaptation of McKay’s prize-winning novel revolves around 14-year-old Jacob and his friends, victims forced to become killers. But this tale of survival also shows that virtues such as hope, courage, and loyalty can rise above violence.
"A truly important work that is well worth the read."
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Powerful storytelling based on documented experiences…it’s as relevant as ever …"
"As upsetting as this story is—all the more for its basis in the ongoing reality for children still conscripted into the LRA—McKay doesn’t leave readers without a sense of hope."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review