Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Forgotten Fire. It helps middle and high school students understand Adam Bagdasarian’s literary. The Forgotten Fire. Adam Bagdasarian, Author, DK Publishing, Author DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) $ (p) ISBN A National Book Award Finalist. In Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey.

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A million, perhaps nearly two million, killed. Irene Gut was just seventeen when the war began: I would recommend this book to anyone who would be committed to reading such a saddening story and be able to finish it out through the ending. The language is not impressive; it is child-like which gives the book a more genuine narrative.

It’s a tale much like many genocide tales, memoirs and novels and graphic novels, as it’s the story of a survivor of the genocide, Vahan, firee 12 year old son of a powerful lawyer, one of the mpst influential families in Turkey at the time.

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Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition April 9, Language: Vahan Kenderian is the youngest son in a wealthy Armenian family that lives in Bitlis, Turkey. I felt empowered reading about Vahan’s inner s It’s a gripping work of fotgotten fiction. He wasn’t very likable. Another factor is that both my grandparents have read it and recommend it to me.



Ultimately, however, as the coppersmith said, I think that the most secure home is the one we build bagasarian ourselves. There are two reasons to why I read this book. Product details Mass Market Paperback: He does have a gun and a mission: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Soon, however, his family members start disappearing, marking the sta This book is incredibly powerful. I wanted to keep reading to find out what became of the narrator. He is, in turns, self-pitying, brave, terrified, depressed, resourceful, bagfasarian despairing.

The fire of adversity will forgktten consume us or make us stronger. In order to appreciate the man Vahan eventually becomes, you have to know what he has experienced, and how those experiences forged him.

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I just can’t take some of the scenes off my head, even now When I first began my prison sentence, I was looking at more than a decade “behind bars,” and I was feeling intense self-pity. Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: I knew about it, but didn’t know details, and still don’t in an broad sense, as this book is not about the political and social conditions in which these horrors happened.

Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored by many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery.

When most of his family is murdered Vahan begins a fight for survival and a journey that puts him in situations he never dreamed possible. He constantly knows when it is best to leave and when to find someone to care for him.


Bagdasarian, an Armenian American living in NYC, had this story fall in his lap, as detailed tapes recorded by his great uncle, an unlikely 12 year old survivor, came into his possession.

This happened, but let’s not linger, let’s move to the next thing and see where it comes out. He had details and a rough sketch, bagdasarixn his only option was to “fill in” the story with descriptions of the region, the families, based in part on family and archival research.

I would recommend reading it because the storyline was good and well written! At what point do we simply stop listening?

One being that the book is about my culture and the hardships they faced. Adem hates existing in a constant state of terror.

Return to Book Page. I was used to writing shorter pieces, so, in the beginning, I was a little intimidated by the prospect of working on a much larger canvas. To this day the U. Armenian holocaust, war, growing up, survival, prejudice, family. The quote that Bagdasarian uses to frame his novel is related to Egger’s quote, actually. Afam do you think the author included the quote from Hitler as the epigraph? It is because, not many people know about it, and don’t talk about it like with the Jews’ genocide in the Nazi Germany for example.

But it puts a human face on a sadly forgotten chapter in the history of man’s inhumanity to man.