All Things Happen for a Reason is a story of a young African boy named Chuck. Chuck was born in a poverty ravaged home but he was determined, and motivated to change the cause of history both in his family and his community. As he nursed his tall dream of changing life in his family, deadly civil war broke out between the Northern and Eastern part of his country. As the war protracted, he was recruited into the military as a child soldier. He was excited at first until the shattered human flesh hit his face. The flesh belonged to his best friend who was also recruited into the army as a child soldier. He knew then that he was next to die. What will happen to the tall dream of going to America to study and returning back home to get his family out of abject poverty? There is nothing as bad as unfulfilled dreams he cried.