Thursday, September 12, 2019
The One Good Thing by Kevin Alan Milne ~ Book Review
I loved this story. It was so multi-layered and real. The characters and their emotions were so raw and relatable and the story so inspiring and yet heartbreaking at the same time. It dealt with bullying, grief, abuse, lying...all very heavy topics but the story of love, faith, compassion, friendship, and truth that were the foundation made it thought provoking, convicting, challenging and inspiring. It really brought to the forefront that we really only do see the "now" of a person's life and not what led them to where they are, whether they are people we think negatively of or whether we hold them in high esteem. In my humble opinion, this is the kind of book that should be required reading in all schools, rather than some of the other stuff they made us read that had no impact whatsoever on our lives. It would also be an awesome book for a book club as it deals with very real feelings related to all sorts of things people face and would make great discussion. This is a story that should challenge and make great impact on a reader's life as it really looks at the humanness of us all and how we can all individually choose to make a difference for someone in our everyday lives. I know it really challenged me and made me think for day's after I finished it.
I do feel to give warning to those it would trigger of an instance of sexual abuse though it lets you know what happened without the descriptive details.
Gave this an absolute 10/10 rating.