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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What a heart wrenching portrayal of a moment in history that is often forgotten or overlooked. In Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey.

How many horrific details do we need to know? Vahan Kenderian has never known fear until the Turks come nagdasarian take his father away. Black Dog of Fate: Why do you think the author included the quote from Hitler as the epigraph? What do we know before we read? I was his last and only hope.

Please try again later. Its’ a fast read, not because its simple, but because you don’t wanna put it down. How did you approach the research for the book?

This novel at all times maintains an intimate focus which bonds us emotionally to the participants in the genocide–the victims, the perpetrators, the rare individuals who helped some Armenians survive.

Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian

Every week, friends and family are beaten, teargassed, and killed. Ten years after his death, his son Richard gave me the tape. Even though the Armenian Holocaust is a very depressing subject, I kept reading because the story was very moving.

He knew he had to tell the story, keep the memory of his ancestors and his people alive. Survival, morality, faith, hope, and hatred. Another factor is that both my grandparents have read it and recommend it to me. He has servants and a happy family but soon that is all destroyed and he becomes the servants and loses his family. I really liked this book. Mar 01, Shannon forgoten it it was amazing.


I thought this book was extremely well written.

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Selim Bey tries to teach him to reserve his friendship for those who are “worthy” of it – those who can help him, not “waste” it on those who are weak. In the Civil War, people did not comprehend the mental anguish of war—but they did know that when the soldiers returned, they were different. Read reviews that mention forgotten fire armenian genocide well written adam bagdasarian selim bey read this book vahan kenderian true story recommend this book armenian holocaust ever read high school never forget year old family members turkish government turkish soldiers years ago highly recommend reading this book.

An illuminating look at the Armenian genocide, which we don’t remember often enough.

Vahan had to learn the answer to that question. Bagdasarian provides very little historical context on what was happening in Turkey and the larger world, instead keeping the reader focused on Vahan’s journey.

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But what I would have done as a writer I consider the idea of magical realism, or some trope to bring us to the imagination in order to survive experience would have made this a different book, bagdasrian different project. This is just so unbearable.

Is this suitable for teens? Discuss his behavior afterward. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This book is incredibly powerful. How did the attitude of the Armenian forgtten change once the Turks took possession of the town and began the genocide?

His hope and courage is what is keeping him from seeing the horrible things that can occur to him. It was really sad and dark how in the course of years he lost his entire family from the war and all his bagdxsarian wealth. Dec 02, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it really liked it Shelves: But this is supposed to be a book review, not a political rant, bxgdasarian I’d best go on with it.


Forgotten Fire

Literally overnight, this 12 year-old boy is demoted from prince to pauper. He lives in one of the largest homes in the area, all his needs are met and he is comfortable in his safe home. Through his hardships, Vahan is able to endure it all thr InVahan Kenderian is living a privileged life as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey.

To be honest, I would fird likely recommend these books to those who aren’t Armenian. I didn’t know that Turks had so much hatred towards the Armenians.

I chose to write the book because I knew it would be a challenge, but I had no idea how challenging it would be, emotionally and technically, and sometimes I had to take a step back from it to recharge and regain some perspective. And it’s just so horrible to think that situations like this actually happen, just because some people don’t stand a different race, or skin color, or way of thinking, or even for money He had his own business, as a photoengraver, but he was also a fine painter and sculptor, a very cultured man.

Vahan Kenderian is the youngest son in a wealthy Armenian family that lives in Bitlis, Turkey.