Sunday, July 5, 2015

Book Review: Escape from Sudan by Amanda DiCianni

Title: Escape from Sudan

Author: Amanda DiCianni

Publish Date: April 24, 2014

Genre: Christian Middle-Grade

Why I Read this Book: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review of this novel.






About the Book (from Goodreads):  

Action. Adventure. Suspense. Escape from Sudan introduces school-aged readers to Elijah Bwoko, a teenage boy trying to re-unite with his family in the war torn land of South Sudan. Follow Elijah through eleven action-packed chapters along his journey to rescue his sisters from slavery, navigate a refugee camp in Uganda, and eventually make it to safety in America. Escape from Sudan gives children insight into another culture and will broaden their horizons about life in the Dark Continent. Content is suitable for ages 8 and up.


Escape from Sudan was a great book to read right before the United States' Independence Day (July 4th). Escape from Sudan reminded me of one of the amazing aspects of the United States: Freedom. During a war in Uganda, Elijah seeks to find refuge in the United States with a host family. He seeks the freedom that many Americans, including myself, often take advantage of.

Escape from Sudan was full of action! I believe that it would be a great topic starter for many middle school children about real world issues including slavery and war. I felt that the book was written very appropriately for the target age group.

I would recommend this book to readers of all ages that are looking for a fiction book with real world issues.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age: Any
Overall Rating: 4/5

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