Shawn and Willie live in the woods. Their family doesn’t have indoor water or a flush toilet yet, but they do have a TV. The boys plan a great day together. Activities on the agenda are straight out of the nineteen fifties.
On the other hand, the ugliness of human nature displayed here could be from any era, as the judgmental neighbors and degrading torments that come from others could take place in present time as well as way back then.
Young adults and Middle grade children will find this book to be an enjoyable quick read. Most children and adults as well can identify with the emotion displayed here. We have all felt the sting of degrading remarks targeted at us for no other reason than another wants to shower their meanness in order to satisfy their own judgmental spirit.
Find out how a wonderful day takes a few twists and turns, how others can destroy the joy in your life, but only if you allow them, and how those who have little can still rise above those who think they are superior.
Shawn and Willie are two delightful young boys who lift your spirits and let you know life is all in the way you look at it.
Written by Bette A. Stevens; this is a book near and dear to my heart. I give it five ***** stars.
This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature.