The boy felt very unloved. The important people in his life were mean to him. He felt rejected and alone. He grew up in fear of everything and everyone. It was a sad and lonely place to be.
When he grew up, he turned to destructive behaviours to mask how terrible he felt. He just couldn’t move past the anger that festered deep in his heart. It was always there and ultimately he had to deal with it.
The process from fear and destructive behavior to one of emancipation was a difficult one. He couldn’t do it alone. So, he went into a recovery program that brought him to God. He realized that God knew his pain all along and He was there with him helping him every step of the way.
By coming back to God and relying on God, the young man was able to move past his fears to a place of comfort and love, the love that God had for him. This is where try recovery lied for the young man. The illustrations stunningly portray the sadness experienced by the young boy and man.
I loved this book from start to finish. I will certainly be encouraging other youngsters to read it, especially those who are separated from their parents because of divorce or the inability to care for their child.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth