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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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Armenians and non-Armenians have responded to the book with great enthusiasm. This happened, but let’s not linger, let’s move to the next thing and see where it comes out. I would not wish that fate on any child. Views Read Edit View history.

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Armenouhi Kenderian – Vahan’s sister who eats poison to avoid the possibility of being killed through being captured and held prisoner at the Goryan’s Inn. Sep 14, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: It was interesting to learn about the bagdasarisn of the Armenians from the Turks during World Ward I. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery bageasarian local restaurants.

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. View all 3 comments. A friendly family that takes Vahan in. I think people need to be reminded Selim Bey tries to teach him to bagdasatian his friendship for those who are “worthy” of it – those who can help him, not “waste” it on those who are weak.


He witnesses people being murdered, rape and suicide and still manages to be hopeful. Vahan now must endure his upcoming quest towards survival knowing he will live a life in poverty throughout it.

It follows the plight of Vahan Kenderian, a twelve year old boy who witnesses the deaths of his family members one after another. I read this book some months ago, and i can’t stop thinking about it. He learns a hard lesson about character and dignity and what it really means to experience loss. This was well written and tells an important story about the Armenian Genocide.

Vahan Kandarian has it all: This secure world is shattered when some family members are whisked away while others are murdered before his eyes. OK, maybe two words! Feb 25, Bryan Willis rated it liked it. Another factor is that both my grandparents have read it and recommend it to me.

His once high regard is now diminished and peasant-like. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It deals with a forgotten period in history– the Armenian genocide of the WWI era– so it’s already set itself apart. I have the images in my head, the hopelessness, the sadness.

I’m glad he at least made fre out of the war but I feel bad because he lost everything he had. Early on, Uncle Mumpreh gives the women and girls a vial of poison to wear and take in the event of So I found myself reading books about people who were in worse situations than I was.

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Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian

Throughout the story, there has been constant suspense. Its’ a fast read, not because its simple, but because you don’t wanna put it down.

Seeing someone with my own blood go through a tremendous yet terrifying journey in first person is truly amazing. There are two reasons to why I read this book. Cite evidence from the novel that Vahan greatly admires his father.

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. Why did you decide to write this story as fiction? The Armenian genocide is the genocide that actually led to the creation of the word “genocide. However, his world of comfort and security falls apart when Turkey entered World War I, causing the Turks to against the Armenians.

It compares in interesting ways to the Jewish holocaust stories with which we are more familiar. Diary of a Young Girl. Thus, the Turkish who were in rulesent out gendarmes soldiers to exterminate all the Armenians in Ottoman controlled areas.

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