My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed on 07/12/2012
This is a really sweet story about a boy that has dyslexia and is truly honest about the difficulties a child encounters while trying to fit in with the world.
Everybody feels inadequate at least once in life and don’t even has to have any special problem. Being normal is not something easy to be, but being special is even harder. To feel stupid and just wrong among all the other people sucks, to say the least.
What I liked in this book and think is the main reason everybody should read it is simple: The message in it.
Book messages are subjective, so I’ll tell what I read into it and you can judge *after reading the book yourself* if I’m right or wrong.
Life sucks sometimes. *wait, that’s not the whole message* Life sucks, however, you can’t live your life trying to do or be like everybody else. This is meant to fail.
When I was at school I wanted to be as good volleyball player as my friends were, but I sucked. In fact, I think I still do. In life there’ll always be something that you can’t do as good as the other people do, but you can’t be sad or feel bad about it. You just have to keep looking for the thing you are meant to do, the person you are meant to be.
When you find the world will surely stop sucking and, even being different, won’t seem as bad as used to be. Once you finds and accept yourself, everybody will just follow your lead.
That’s the message I got from this story and it certainly made me feel better. And you know what? Being weird is cool!