Saturday, May 22, 2010

Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

Buried Alive

Roy Hallums

I was really anticipating getting to read this book. Buried Alive is about a man, Roy Hallums, who is held captive in Iraq for 311 days from 2004-2005.. This book is about his struggle to stay alive and make it back home. This is a true story told by Roy Hallums after he was rescued by coalition forces.
This story is very frightening and opens your eyes as to what is going on in Iraq. It is very scary what the prisoners of war deal with. You get a bird’s eye view of the horrors they face. Roy Hallums gives you the whole story by including when and how his family found out about his capture. You are also updated throughout the book as to how they felt and what they went through to have his capture revealed. At first his capture was kept secret until the family went to the news. I felt very sad and and discouraged while reading this true account. No one knew where he was. No one knew where he had gone. Reading how his rescuers brought him back home makes you wish they could go in and get all the prisoners. But some prisoners get killed before they have a chance of being rescued and some are never found. This book left me glad that he was rescued but overall sad about the whole situation in Iraq.

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