Top positive review
4 people found this helpful
Beautiful tale and a must read for every child
on 18 February 2018
I loved this book. Especially from August's POV. He has such a sweet and original voice, and as a reader I could understand the trauma and the things he goes through. August is a very sensitive boy too, but he's also smart and emotional. The theme is just brilliant and gives insights to how mean kids can be. Friendship is another theme and how important it is. August has a lovely family, (parents, sister and dog). His 'situation' and his face is a sometimes too big a theme, and the author goes into too much detail sometimes, like when we hear the sister's POV and I do't think that's really needed, we know Olivia loves August, and that she's a great and caring sister. She doesn't have to evolve her life around him all the time. I liked the part when Olivia remembers the time with her grandmother, which makes the story about her, I also like the part when she gets a BF. It shows more character, and that she does things that a teen girl would do.
I like the different POVs in the story, and the voices are distinct and original, which is very hard to get right, but the author does it so brilliantly. Although a few odd words here and there that I don't think a 10-year-old would use, but it only occurs very little.
Overall, this is a nice story that I think every child needs to read because it gives insight into so many important themes. I read the book with my 7-year-old son and he loved it, and wanted to hear the story only from August's POV. I'd like to read this book again, because of the characters.