Forgotten Fire () is a young adult novel by Adam Bagdasarian. The book is based on a true story and follows the young boy Vahan Kenderian through the. Twelve-year-old Vahan Kenderian grew up in the lap of luxury, but the Armenian Holocaust during World War I changed everything. Vahan witnesses horrible. Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Forgotten Fire. It helps middle and high school students understand Adam Bagdasarian’s literary.

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See all 92 reviews. The one who tries, without much success, to instill “discipline” and “character” into his youngest son. Related Web Sites Armenian National Institute Official site dedicated baggdasarian the study, research, and affirmation of the Armenian genocide. Definitely shows the strengh of the human spirit in horrible circumstances. In order to bring Vahan to life, I had to find his emotions inside myself; I had to feel what he felt, moment by moment, so that the reader could feel it and experience it as well.

I would recommend reading it because the storyline was good and well written! What did you read as a child? It bageasarian a quick read.

He resides in New York City. I really liked this book. When people think about suffering in wars they mostly think of Jewish people in WWII and not also the other acts of cruelty that Armenians faced from the Ottomans, making the title as Forgotten Fire.

Bagdasarian focused on his wealth and privilege. Sarkis Kendrian – Vahan’s father who is taken before the rest of the family and perishes in an unknown way.


Feb 22, Carroll rated it really liked it Shelves: When I was fifteen, I was given a writing assignment for my sophomore English class. Sep 17, Elisa rated bagadsarian really liked it Shelves: I don’t really watch the news to find out, for mental health. Somehow Vahan’s incredible strength and spirit help him endure even when he knows that each day could be his last. Then you will always be safe, and you will never be alone'” Wikipedia suggests that between and 1.

Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian | Scholastic

It is the tale of an Armenian boy who grows up during the world war I persecution of Armenians by the Turks and manages to survive the various stages of the butchery. A million, perhaps nearly two million, killed. Still, later on, Vahan doesn’t make the connection about why a young Armenian girl would be staying with the German consul. And as Forgottsn started to write the story, I found myself actually enjoying the experience of creating and improvising.

When Turkish soldiers take some of the girls and women during the nights at the Inn, he doesn’t know what happens to them, but he knows from their screaming that it is something horrible.

I highly recommend “Forgotten Fire”. Another factor is that both my grandparents have read it and recommend it to me. So I found myself reading books about people who were in worse situations than I was.

Forgotten Fire

Did the graphic descriptions disturb your reading? Throughout his journey for survival he meets people who either look down on him or help him. He married, had children, a wonderful home in New Jersey. Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: However, his world of comfort and security falls apart when Turkey entered World War I, causing the Turks to against the Armenians. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.


Jan 26, Bianca added it. His family disappears, one by one, and his life is turned to rubble; he struggles to survive. A young, crippled, Armenian boy who lives with Ara Sakisian.

Obviously, his happiness and stability was removed by the fact that his family was destroyed. Get to Know Us. The ending may make it all worthwhile.

I felt empowered reading about Vahan’s inner s It’s a gripping work of historical fiction.

Only the heart can hold such things. As the war progressed, the soldiers of two countries stripped her of all she loved—her family, her home, her innocence—but the degradations only strengthened her will.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I finished the book with rapid celerity and mostly enjoyed it. How does the memory fore his father give him the courage he needs to survive?

For some, the emotions given off in the book may make it even better, but I for one am not a big fan of sadder books. As Armenians their fate was the same.