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Never Fall Down

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

I agree with all the other reviewers- this book was simply amazi

I agree with all the other reviewers- this book was simply amazing! I could not put it down at all. I thought this book would be just another boring survival story, but the author writes fabulously, and the character's story is inspiring. Before I read this book, the on...
I agree with all the other reviewers- this book was simply amazing! I could not put it down at all. I thought this book would be just another boring survival story, but the author writes fabulously, and the character's story is inspiring. Before I read this book, the only evacuations of certain races/ethnic groups/social classes I knew of was of the Cherokee Indians, the Jews, and the Gypsies. I had no clue what the Khmer Rouge was, but I found them to be even more terrifying than the Nazi. In this book, a young boy named Arn's life was forever changed when his family was evacuated from their home in Cambodia due to the Khmer Rouge, a Communist party that attempted to enforce social equality by getting rid of everyone's belongings and killing upper-class people. Other things the Khmer Rouge did was kill people, even babies, with axes, kill their own members, rape the women of the community, and basically kill anyone for anything. Arn himself lost his mother, two of his sisters, and his baby brother. He was raped, threatened, forced to bury dead bodies of campers, to abandon his dying little sister, and to join the Khmer Rouge army, where he witnessed a woman cut in half, a girl having her leg blown off by a bomb, and much more. As time went on, Arn changed from a innocent young boy into a confused, heartless monster. He accepted his sister's death, broke out in violent fights, killed people, and killed monkeys. There was definitely a loss of innocence. Two things that affected me about this book was 1: it was a true story about someone named Arn Chorn-Pond, and two, that this was allowed to happen. Usually the U.S. finds a way to get involved in this kind of stuff (Holocaust, Vietnam War, Berlin Wall, etc). I'm wondering if it was because were unaware, didn't know how to find these prisoner camps, or just didn't care.

posted by Mattie604 on October 25, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

Okay

Weve got some sensitives in the room...

posted by Anonymous on August 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Difficult book to read because of the content but a book that is hard to put down.
    I must have been to young to realize what was happening in Cambodia, I was concerned about our service men and women getting home.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    Dont know. ? DONT Dont know ?

    After reading all the reviews on this book, I had to read it. I knew the story was told by a little boy however what i didnt realize is that the book would be written in 3 word sentances and broken english. It at times makes it hard to read. I still plan on finishing the book because it is an amazing story.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    ?.........

    I read what its about and it sounds amazing but have not read yet so 3 stars

    1 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Good Book. Slow at times.

    This book was good, but was slow in spots. I liked reading about other cultures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    This type of book is not an easy read

    No story about survival is. Do not expect to be entertained by the narrative. Too many books featured last few weeks were about different wars as the folk song says when will they ever learn buska

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 24, 2013

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    Posted June 20, 2014

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