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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Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian

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. I would not wish that fate on any child. I was supposed to forgotgen the one who got sick; I was supposed to be the one who Sisak nursed back to health.

I felt empowered reading about Vahan’s inner s It’s a gripping work of historical fiction. Now the aam with no “discipline” or “character” must somehow survive on his own.

When I was fifteen, I was given a writing assignment for my sophomore English class. A child of privilege, bright but spoiled. Toumia Kendrian – Vahan’s grandmother who is killed beside the Tigris river.

OK, maybe two words! When my great-uncle, Vahridj Kenderian, was dying, he made a tape of his experiences bagdaaarian a child during the Armenian genocide. Oct 26, Ann Marie rated it liked it. Throughout the novel, Vahan goes though many difficult experiences before reaching the final destination Constantinople and safety. It’s called “Forgotten Fire” by Adam Bagdasarian. The reason why is because I want them to recognize the hagdasarian feeling of Armenians during the genocide.


To know that the story is reaching people and affecting them deeply means more to me than I can say. They can touch her face, but not her beauty. Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: It compares in interesting ways to the Jewish holocaust stories with which we are more familiar. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This novel is the story of his survival in chaotic and violent Turkey. My favorite quote would have to be when Vahan saw how much pain his brother, Sisak, was in: Vahan doesn’t know what, but it must be something worse than death.

This book tells the story of a kid and his journey during the Armenian genocide that occurred in Turkey approximately inif I’m not mistaken. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Adam Bagdasarian, pages published ingenre: I highly recommend “Forgotten Fire”. Forgotten Fire is a young adult novel by Adam Bagdasarian. This was well written and tells an important story about the Armenian Genocide.

Armenian holocaust, war, growing up, survival, prejudice, family. She would use this Aryan mask as both a shield and a sword: In the author interview at the end of the book, Bagdasarian says that he chose the fictional format in part because as fiction he wanted to involve the reader more emotionally rather than just analytically.


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He succeeded in that effort quite well. How does the quote from Hitler relate to the Armenian genocide? But of course father will be coming back soon, so there’s nothing to worry about. Mar 12, Jim Stewart rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think his father would have been very proud of the man he became.

The end location goal is Constantinople, where safety is provided from Armenian refugees, but that journey is long and far awaiting Vahan. I wanted to keep reading to find out what became of the narrator. Forvotten book is written through Van’s perspective and what he experienced running away from his hometown of Bitlis. He is forgotten determined and courageous. He had his own business, as a photoengraver, but he was also a fine painter and sculptor, a very cultured man.

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Altoonian, Shirin, Ari Sarkisian, Mrs. See and discover other items: Sep 14, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: But I’m truly shocked. A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide.