Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£6.85|
Save £4.46 (65%)
My Name Is Thank-You Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This book has such simplistic yet beautiful messages, they were also unpredictable: especially those which came from the child: Thank you. I adored her perspective. As well as, of course,the solemn perspective of Josephine.
Despite the unpredictability, the different elements of the novel interlinked stunningly- at times, hand on heart I called it- I kept having these thoughts that "perhaps they were....yes, definitely...it's likely"
Only those who have read this, will actually understand what I mean.
I want to write far more, but this is one of the books I just don't want to ruin. I'll, however, provide some advice: keep your mind open.
Thank you is a bi-racial orphan who has been in and out of foster homes all of her life and although we don't have the gritty details, it is apparent from reading her thoughts that she has most likely experienced it all. Yet, she has somehow managed to be a positive, cheerful little soul who has a bright outlook on life, even as she struggles with the insecurities of not knowing the direction her life will take from one day to the next. One of her chief delights is her relationship with her social worker - Miss Felix who has shown more love and kindness toward Thank You than pretty much anyone in her young life and with whom she has a special relationship.
Josephine has lived a very different kind of life than the life Thank You has lived. In fact, she comes from a very wealthy African-American family and has never had a material want in her life. On the other hand, she has never known love or acceptance due to the fact her father always wanted a son and her mother wasn't able to give him one. Hence, her father totally ignores her and her mother drowns her sorrows in the bottle. Her parents put on a fake front to society but in their private lives, where it really counts, the family has no substance - just a shell-like existence.
This book takes the reader through some months in both girls' lives as each chapter alternates with their respective stories - revealing what is transpiring in their thoughts and lives. We see the fear and insecurity in Thank You as Miss Felix transports her to yet another foster home. We struggle with Josephine as she goes through her loveless life and we have hopes for her in seemingly mundane matters such as when she decides to become more serious about her job in a book store which is run by family friends.
This is a book about betrayal. One of these girls has been betrayed many times in the past in various ways - by people, by systems and by racism. The other girl has been betrayed by her parents and society - yet, one of the worst betrayals she will ever face is in her future and we will witness it second hand as we read her story between the pages of this book. We continue to hope for both girls even as we are saddened by the circumstances in their lives.
In the end, this is a story about hope, forgiveness and especially about love and thankfulness. One of the most important lessons to be learned is that love can come in different packages and in different ways than one might expect but it is vital that love come to each one of us for without it, we can't make it through life. It's also a story about forgiveness extended from the heart of a young girl who was wise enough to realize that forgiveness was and is always the right choice. Lastly, it is a story about a young woman who made the choice to be thankful and let her name define the person she was and would be, rather than all the difficult and hard times she had faced in her past.
A very well-written book and one that I believe many readers will enjoy if they will give themselves the opportunity. And, I for one believe our names have a great deal to do with our destiny in life.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?