A Family of his Own is part 2 in the Mannies Incorporated Series by Sean…
I understand why this book is important, really I do. Suicide is always a very sad thing and especially when someone decides to do it because they don’t feel accepted for what and who they are.
But I am sorry to say, this book is just really really bad. This is the first Piper Kay book I have ever read, but if they are all this bad…
In this book we meet 17 year old Joey. He doesn’t feel accepted and he thinks the world and everyone he knows would be better of without him. So one night he decides to take his own life. But just before he does, a mysterious boy walks in to his room and talks him out of it. Joey has a role in life and in the future people will depend on him.
About a year later he meets the same boy that stopped him from taking his own life. He turns out to be another boy who also needs help, which Joey can provide.
Judging by the ratings, people all over the world are crazy about this book, praising it to high heaven all over. But I just don’t see it I guess.
So, even though the subject is important, I cannot recommend this book at all.
But to end well, if you ever feel not accepted or feel left out, find someone to talk to. Someone you can trust, respect and like. Suicide is never the way to go…..