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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Books by Adam Bagdasarian. They represent love, security, a place where he belongs and is safe.

My Name Is Aram, on the other hand, seemed to welcome me right away. I always thought of that tape as a kind of note a marooned man will place in a bottle and throw out to sea, hoping that someone will find the bottle and tell the story he had lived with his whole life. He used to think as himself vire the smallest boy, but now, he is ffire big brother.

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Only by learning of these atrocities in our world’s not so distant past will we be able to ensure that the mass extermination of entire ethnic groups does not ever happen again. Vahan is the main character and as he loses his family members, one by one and anyone else close to him, it really eliminates having any one else as a main character. This novel is refreshingly free of sentiment and pretension.

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A well written, unforgettable and gripping story. The boy is presented with all the shortcomings and inadequacies that make a character live and breathe. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Get to Know Bagasarian.

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Vahan is from a wealthy Armenian I thought this book was extremely well written. There were a lot of difficult parts—the march to the river, the death of his brother in the empty house, especially at the very end, just before he died.

It reminds me of the Holocaust and the awful things that happened to the Jews. In other words, it helped me discover the kind of writer that I wanted to be-someone who, regardless of the subject matter, made his readers feel as though they had found a good companion.

I was his last and only hope. By the end, he is vorgotten longer lazy nor spoiled, and it is because of his father’s wisdom that Vahan lives baggdasarian unbelievable circumstances.

They hide Vahan as long as they are able to, and Mrs. But somehow we had changed places, and now i was his older brother, his doctor adwm nurse. My 8th grader read this for school and recommended I read it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aug 13, Ryan rated it really liked it. The Road From Home: Please try again later. A friendly family that takes Vahan in. Jan 11, Tracy rated it really liked it. Ten years after his death, his son Richard gave me the tape.


What has been the reaction of Armenians to the book? In Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Forgoften family in Turkey.

Its’ a fast read, not because its simple, but because you don’t wanna put it down. I don’t think I ever did–become numb or lose hope for this protagonist–and that’s because the author doesn’t let us. One of his sisters takes poison to avoid being raped at an inn that is being used as a way-station.

Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian

The book is written through Van’s perspective and what bagrasarian experienced running away from his hometown of Bitlis. Wikipedia suggests that between and 1. It’s a book about a ny tough subject, genocide.

You will marvel over his subtle, yet powerful journey from a 12 year old boy to a man. This is a great novel because it tells of events that have happened during World War I that I haven’t even known about and it shows that there is hope, even through the hardest challenges that life throws at us. Survival, morality, faith, hope, and hatred.