Thursday, November 30, 2017
Lion by Saroo Brierley
This story was so good. I could not put it down even though I had seen the highly nominated and award winning movie this year (or was it last year?). Anyway, the movie was excellent and the book was too. It boggles the mind that not only did this little five year old survive the ordeal of being separated from his family but that he survived on the streets of Calcutta until he was rescued and sent to an orphanage. That he ended up adopted to an Australian couple whom he loves but that he determined even at a young age that he wouldn't forget any little detail he could remember is amazing. How the whole journey of getting lost to the events that helped him to find his family is an absolute miracle. He shares his story to give others hope to never give up.
I gave it a 10/10 high rating for readability, engagement level, how the story gripped me, did the story make me feel for the person(s) involved. It checked all the boxes for an amazing true story.