Who would you recommend this book to?
What did you like most about this book?
I liked that the author, Tremayne Moore, was not afraid to subject the reader to the idea that in all things, even those things that you would least expect, God is present. I liked that the narrator's answer to most issues was to pray for forgiveness, no matter the circumstances, no matter how wrong or right, no matter the victim or perpetrator, pray for their forgiveness instead of breeding violence and contempt.
What did you like least about this book?
I disliked that there was no mention of anyone being brought to justice for the abuse committed to this child, although I understand it; not all stories have a silver lining or just ending.
Any suggestions for how this book could have been better?
I wouldn't change anything about this book.
What was your overall impression of this book?
Overall, I think that this was a well-researched and well written book. Tremayne Moore went to a place where most are afraid to venture and in doing so he shed light on a very dark part of our society. The people who were supposed to protect, guide, and love Michael Anderson, were the ones who hurt him the most. His mother's physical and verbal abuse was so unbearable it led Michael to doing the unthinkable. His father lacked the necessary understanding and consideration it took to raise a man and led Michael astray. Michael suffered at the hands of his vile uncle and while he prayed for forgiveness and understanding his abuse only continued. Tremayne Moore did an excellent job with his delivery of such a strong and poignant message and I hope that it does not fall on deaf ears.
Reviewed by: L Charles