A Long Way Gone

The nurse responsible for Beah’s rehabilitation. She is kind but persistent, and the only one to get Beah to believe her when she says “it is not your fault.” She takes a special interest in Beah and is the first person he tells about the horrible things he’s done and seen.

Esther Quotes in A Long Way Gone

The A Long Way Gone quotes below are all either spoken by Esther or refer to Esther. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 17 Quotes

None of what happened was your fault. You were just a little boy, and anytime you want to tell me anything, I am here to listen.

Related Characters: Esther (speaker), Ishmael Beah
Page Number: 160
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