Growing up, I loved reading and that really hasn’t changed. I love telling a friend about a book and being able to discuss it after. When one of my best friends messaged me telling me to download this book, as its one of those classic books that gets it right, I knew I was in for a treat. Bizarrely, it was cheaper to buy the actual book as opposed to downloading it onto my kindle. So hello to my first new book in years. I had forgotten just how satisfying new book smell is, odd but true.
This is a kids book, but with a very honest message – choose kindness, always. The perspective changes throughout the story, from August, to his sister, to other kids in August’s class. The quotes and Mr Browne’s precepts are lovely, my personal favourite:
Kind words do nto cost much. Yet they accomplish much. -Blaise Pascal