A Long Way Gone Writing Assignment Introduction: The use of children soldiers causes numerous problems around the world. Although the novel covers specifically just Sierra Leone, events similar to those in the book happen in many other countries. A comprehensive evaluation of the novel possesses the potential to develop possible solutions to this global epidemic. Question: What does the novel A Long Way Gone tell us about the patterns of struggling countries similar to Sierra Leone? Directions: Write an essay that incorporates the following bullets from the checklist. Identify the major problems in Sierra Leone. (Making inferences from “Armed and Underage” article) What specific methods did Sierra Leone’s military use to train children soldiers? How do these methods and the related life experiences create long term problems for children soldiers and their countries? Discuss and evaluate Ishmael Beah’s rehabilitation process. Concluding Thoughts: Do you think it is possible to end the practice of using children soldiers? If yes, then answer the following question: What are some possible ways of drastically reducing and eventually ending the use of children soldiers? If no, then explain your reasons for these thoughts.