Kidnapped for his brilliance, a 15-year-old electronics genius must fly deadly drones and fight as a sea-going pirate to keep his parents alive. Can he escape and also free his twin sister from the clutches of a major sex-trafficker?
Earlier he worked as a self-taught Internet expert in the mega-city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, while his songbird sister aspired to be a rumba star. But murderous gun-worshippers chloroformed him and whisked him away. Now he must fight for the wrong side.
The crazies know exactly where his parents and dog live. The leader of his captors, the thuggish Congolese Purification Army, is a seven-foot-tall whack-job handy with AK-47s and oversized machete blades.
Drone Child: A Novel of War, Family, and Survival offers a gripping, inspirational story for mature young adults and older readers. It’s told as Lemba Adula’s war memoir looking back on his life as a child soldier and pirate some 25 years earlier in the 2020s.
Lemba isn’t just smart–he’s witty and likable, and you’ll be rooting for him and his sister to overcome the scary odds.
Drone Child contains no explicit sex or explicit drug descriptions, and the violence is no different from what would be expected in a war novel.
This revised edition of the novel, originally published as No Taller than My Gun, includes a colorful new cover and discussion questions for book clubs, libraries, and schools–prepared with help from Karen Heilman, M.Ed., and the novel’s two Congolese fact-checks and critiquers.
One was Junior Boweya, a translator, software localization expert, and businessman. The other was Jean Felix Mwema Ngandu, a former Mandela Fellow and a leading civic activist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Drone Child is a captivating, thrilling, and shocking young adult military and adventure tale that will keep readers entertained, captivated, and engrossed from the very first page! Drone Child is an incredible novel that will move its readers with its poignant scenes and thrill them with its shocking and captivating moments! It is a brilliant novel full of detail and events that will captivate you from start to finish, and that is why I already recommend this novel to you lovely readers! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Drone Child is a multi-layered novel with many plot avenues which are all perfectly weaved together by the exceptional author David H. Rothman. The reader in Drone Child will meet the protagonist of the novel Lemba Adula, a fifteen-year-old who has been kidnapped by the Congolese Purification Army. Lemba, an electronics genius, is told he must fly deadly drones for the Army in order to keep his parents alive and his twin sister, safe from a sex trafficker. The reader will follow Lemba as he embarks on this terrifying and dangerous journey and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Drone Child!
The story of Drone Child is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to David H. Rothman, the author of the book. Rothman manages to develop his world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Rothman’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Drone Child, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Rothman’s literature, and this is for many reasons. The main reason is that Rothman’s literature is detailed in the most immaculate of ways, the text is detailed but not heavy, and it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
While reading Drone Child, the reader will be able to feel David H. Rothman’s pursuit of literary perfection and his drive to entertain readers. Rothman’s riveting tale keeps the pages turning of their own accord, and it makes for such captivating reading! Rothman seamlessly hooks the reader and immediately immerses the reader in his world of action through his fast-paced writing style, beautifully detailed descriptions, and flawless character integration.
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