“„This one will be easier‟, a man says as he shakes his head. „No survivors in the family.

‟” (page 87) “She calls each child one by one and teaches her how to hold the rifle.” (page 139) “Davi stood before her parents in front of their hut, hair disheveled, face swollen, shoulders slumped, arms hanging like dead weights. She could not meet the gaze of her parents.” (page 71) “Now it is all real. Now I don‟t have to pretend to be an orphan.” (page 164) “I do not care why or how the Angkar plans to restore Cambodia. All I know is the constant pain of hunger in my stomach.” (page 78) “Anger rises up in me because I resent and blame my mother for not holding on for two more months. Eight weeks, sixty days, 1400 hours more, and she would have made it.” (page 214) “„You are the children of the Angkar. You are here because you are the brightest and fastest. You are fearless and are not afraid to fight. The Angkar needs you to be our future.” -spoken to a group of girls under the age of nine (page 138) “„Why are they doing this, Pa?‟ Kim asks. „Because they are destroyers of things.‟” (page 27) “„Pa, Ma, Keav, Geak,” I call out to them, „I am taking you all home now. I will not say goodbye. I will never say goodbye.‟” (page 210)

“I do not care why or how the Angkar plans to restore Cambodia. All I know is the constant pain of hunger in my stomach.” “„Why are they doing this, Pa?‟ Kim asks. „Because they are destroyers of things.‟” “„This one will be easier,‟ a man says as he shakes his head. „No survivors in the family.‟” “She calls each child one by one and teaches her how to hold the rifle.” “Now it is real. Now I don‟t have to pretend to be an orphan.” “Anger rises up in me because I resent and blame my mother for not holding on for two more months. Eight weeks, sixty days,

1,400 hours more and she would have made it.” “„You are the children of the Angkar. You are here because you are the brightest and fastest. You are fearless and are not afraid to fight. The Angkar needs you to be our future.” -spoken to a group of girls under the age of nine “„Pa, Ma, Keav, Geak,” I call out to them, „I am taking you all home now. I will not say goodbye. I will never say goodbye.‟”

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