If you have read this book, you know that it is uneasy and it is impossible to stay calm reading it. If you haven't done it yet, you need to know that you will need a lot of courage and patience to read it, because the events that are described in this book will be shocking. You will see what life can be. This is an autobiographical story that tells about the events that happened to David when he was a child. It starts from the end, from the place where he was saved from the horrible life and mother. The author did this, in order to ease readers the process of reading, because only knowing that everything will be finished good, it is possible to keep reading this story.
Author described his life as a horrible one, but he also mentioned that it wasn't always like that. He remembered that his family was normal as many others. His mother was a good woman, who like to cook different exotic meals. He also remembered having very nice picnics with the whole family, but it started to changed one day. His hell began when his mother started to change. At first it wasn't that horrible, but every day the situation became worse and worse. For some reason, she chose him to be punished all the time, when his brothers were loved. He always got endless bruises and cuts for any mistakes. His mother Punished him anywhere and any time it was possible. Father, who was a fireman, was always away from home and couldn't help. Yet, even when David asked father for help, he did nothing. It was the moment, when this little boy understood that there is nobody here, who was able to help him and save from this hell.
Yet, this story doesn't only describe how horrible life can be, it also brings two very important ideas that can change human life forever. First one is that everyone has much more power, than he/she could even imagine. If a little boy could survive such a horrible life for years ans still became a good person, then everything is possible and human spirit is much stronger, than people think. The second very important thing is that life is wonderful. This book teaches people to be grateful for everything in the life. It is possible to find something beautiful in everything, it just necessary to look deeper, and notice more. This story became a best-seller, not because it is written in some special way, actually its language is very simple, but because it opens people's eyes on the problem of children abuse, on the strength that people have and on the life as it is.
If you have read this book, you know that it is uneasy and it is impossible to stay calm reading it. If you haven't done it yet, you need to know that you will need a lot of courage and patience to read it, because the events that are described in this book will be shocking. You will see what life can be.