“One Thousand Hills” published on March of 2016 is a book about a young boy named Pascal and is about the story of how he survived through the events of the Rwandan genocide that took place from April 7, 1994, to July 1994. I think that this book is not only a good read, but is a good candidate for the global Issues Novel study. I think that it is a good read because when you are reading the book it is almost like you are experiencing the story first hand along with the protagonist. The book tells you about the basic overview of what happened during the events like how long it went along for and what caused it. However, the book also provides an alternate point of view on the subject, on from a person who was living their life normally before the events happened and experienced all the events first hand. I think that makes it a good read because of the suspense you feel when reading and the connection you get to the main character because you get to know what he is feeling and what his emotions are. You got to know when he was scared or sad or worried and from that, you kind of feel the same way as him because you have gotten to know him and his friends and family. This book is also nice to read about Africa by Toto playing in the background.
The book is a good candidate for global issues novel study because of what I have previously mentioned and also because of some other reasons. This book is based on a Global Issue. It is a global issue for two reasons, the events that happened in this book are tragic events that affected a lot of people, thus making it an issue. Also because it is something that affected the whole world when it happened. Mainly because of the magnitude and the brutality of the event. An estimated 800,000 people lost their lives and another large amount of people were forced to relocate and become immigrants for their own safety. The main reason the other countries were affected was that of the immigrants coming in looking for safety from the genocide. Because of these subjects the book talks about and the way it portrays the events to the viewer I would not only suggest it to be a candidate for the Global Issues Novel Study but I would also recommend it to anyone who just wanted was looking for something to read. I think the reader who would get the most out of this book would be someone who was looking for something that deals with a serious subject matter but also would like to learn a little about the subject the book deals with or is about. I would warn that people who get upset easily or have trouble dealing with upsetting subject matter would mabye bold off on reading this book. But if they really want to then viewer discretion is advised.
On top of this book (which I can’t add because it is already there), I have little to no books I would recommend being added to the GINS novel study. The only book I can think of would be one I haven't even finished yet. Nonetheless, I will say it anyways, if you are looking for something that is based on history, is a true story, and is about an event that affected the world I would recommend Enemy At the Gates, The Battle for Stalingrad. No this isn’t a joke. It is an informative and interesting read but some of the things described in the book could be considered upsetting and I would not recommend this to people who can’t read things that are sad or gruesome. That is about all I have to add to the GINS thingy.