Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton is the story of Ricky Richard Anywar. Ricky is fourteen when he is violently taken from everything he knows to fight in Joseph Kony's rebel army. This is the same Joseph Kony that has been hunted for his role in war crimes and crimes against humanity. It takes an enormous amount of strength to experience the cruelty that these young people did and still have hope for the future. Ricky never loses hope in the possibility of escaping the enslavement that he experiences in Kony's army.
Ricky's story has a positive outcome as he established the charity Friends of Orphans. He has brought hope to others, like himself, that had no reason to continue to hope.