Never Fall Down

Publisher: Doubleday

For young and carefree Arn, life is an adventure. He loves to play soldier and visit the local river with his best friend Hong, where they jump around like frogs. Yet, when the Khumer Rouge comes into power, Arn’s world is turned upside down. With this new rule comes terror and with death all around him, Arn must fight for survival. Separated from his family, Arn is soon forced to into hard labour, starvation and crime.

Patricia McCormick sheds light on the history of Cambodia in this moving story. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, now an activist, this is a powerful and inspiring novel that will stay with readers long after they have finished the book. Dealing with some difficult issues and including graphic scenes throughout, this book is not suited to younger or more sensitive readers.

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