This is the story of a group of boys in Uganda who are kidnapped from their school and forced to become child soldiers in the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). As they are forcibly marched into the wilderness they are told if they want to eat they must kill. No killing no food. Jacob is a rich boy with a famous, wealthy father and he holds tight to the belief that his father will come for them and he will be saved. He works hard to stay true to himself and keep the other boys safe.
This is a great story for intermediate (7 & 8) students who are interested in child soldiers haw children are affected by this horrible situation. Highly recommended for all teens.