“This book is dedicated to every child hiding or running in fear because of conflicts that have nothing to do with them” – James Roy
One thousand hills was a very good book. It was filled with action, kept you on your toes, and kept you wanting to read more. Although it’s a good book, not everyone will appreciate it as much as I did. This book deals with very a very sensitive topic, the Rwandan genocide. In just 100 days, over 800 thousand people were killed. To many, this may bring bad thoughts.
However, this book was very well written. I do not believe that this book will offend anyone because the story was told by someone who actually experienced this genocide. Pascal (The protagonist), described how the genocide was from his perspective. It described his better-than-average life before the genocide, and how his life fell apart during. His dad was used to get military trucks, then was killed, his mom and brother were murdered, and with only his sister, they managed to survive this terrible event. He escaped Rwanda due to Father Michael (priest from the book) helping him and telling him to run and never look back. However, father Michael was far from a good person, he and a few other Tutsis, gathered and murdered 8,000 people at once in a church.
This book starts off very slow. But, If you get past the slow beginning then it is a very good book. If you’re looking for a good book, I highly recommend it.