Thursday, March 6, 2014

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. MacKay; art by Daniel Lafrance

I will tell you now that story is not for the faint of heart. It is a story of anguish and despair, it is a story of lost innocence, but it is also a story of hope. Though the book is a work of fiction, the story is no less real than ground beneath our feet.

Told from the point of a young boy named Jacob, abducted from his school to fight in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, we see him begin to question his faith and wonder why god would permit such atrocities in his name. But, even in the darkest of times Jacob holds on to a last shred of hope, that he will be reunited with his father.

This is by far one of the best graphic novels I have ever read; the depiction of the characters is so profound, you are able to feel their pain, their fears and their hope. As you read this book, your heart will go out to not only to the boys in the story, but the thousands of children lost to the corruption of god’s word by a man who cares only for himself.

Rating 5 out of 5

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