My love of this fictional tale of Anthony and his family comes from how well Ido paints a picture of life as a boy like Anthony. Just going through the book freed me up to more fully share my own story… stay tuned.
Ido paints a picture so vivid you feel like you are there. It isn’t all sunshine and roses for Anthony and his family, that’s for sure. But what shines through is love, and a whole lot of determination in the face of nonsense.
I know a lot of my peers can relate to Anthony’s story. And their parents, grandparents, and siblings could relate to those characters. I hope that some of the “professional” characters in the novel are an exaggerated view from what families experience, but sadly I have heard too many real life stories that emulated in these character’s character.
Thanking my lucky stars, and my parents, that I have not had to deal with some of the situations that Anthony did. I hope less of my peers have to as well.
Go get this well written novel and get into the world of families like ours.