By Aaron Maddeaux
A long way gone is about a young boy and six of his friends. Ishmael who is the main character of this book lived in Serri Leona when we were first introduced to Ishmael in the beginning of the book. This book deals with a lot of violence. The author of a long way gone Ishmael Beah, not only plays the main character of the book but he also has experienced the novel first hand. Ishmael was first introduced into the war when he was 12. In 1998 Ishmael moved to the Untied States of America where he would then go on to finish his last two years of high school. After high school he went to Oberlin College and graduated with a Bachelor Arts in political Science.