Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I think that having child soldiers is just not rite at all. There is no reason why a little toddler should be dealing with those kind of situations. I think that anybody who would do that to a child deserves to be given the death penalty! That is pretty much howI personally feel about having child soldiers. It should have never started in the first place it's just completely wrong.
There has been a lot of stuff that Sierra Leone has been put through. According to human rights watch, over 50,00 people have been killed and over one million have been displaced. The RUF-Revolutionary United Front has been accused of doing horrible things like raping people and amputating human limbs and more. Another really bad thing that's going on in Sierra Leone is that there are children that are being turned into soldiers which is to me the worst thing going on. These kids are not kids there like 8 years old but there being forced into doing things they don't want to do and almost turning an 8 year old into an adult. The whole child soldier thing is the thing that sticks out the most for me. That is just straight up wrong and cruel.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The book that i read was Why I Fight by J. Adams Oaks. I think so far that this book is really good. This is a very exciting book about a boy named Wyatt Reeves who is adopted by his uncle Spade. As his Uncle already has a bad problem with gambling and when he finds out that Wyatt is a very talented street fighter he gets money hungry. What I love about this book so far is that it is very intense and you could almost feel every punch that was thrown. The author used a really good vocabulary too. So you could get a really good picture in your head of what is going on in the book. This book is a perfect size it's not too long and it's not too short. I think that this is a very good book for sports fans and people who like a lot of action.