The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for His Disabled Son

by Ian Brown | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0679310096 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPooker3wing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 1/22/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPooker3wing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, January 22, 2012
Received as a prize from CBC Books, for their short story contest on Twitter. YOU try writing a whole story in 140 characters or less! It was fun. :)

I enjoyed this book and although playful at times, it was not a "fun" read. It was thought provoking. So I will think on it a bit before doing a fuller review.

June 23, 2012 Update:

I think what I appreciated most about this book was the author's honesty. So I will be honest and say that I was not overly eager to read this book. I did not want to have my heart strings tugged or worse yet broken. Nor did I want to feel guilty somehow of having perfect (in my mind anyway) children but was, even so, a less than perfect mother. One who yelled at her perfect children and had less than grateful thoughts about them every once in a while.

I also have to say that as I was reading, I thanked my lucky stars that I did not have a child like Walker. How ever would I meet his needs? And realizing that perhaps I never could, and worse, that no matter how great a job I did, Walker would be oblivious and not give me all those "pats" on the back that other children automatically do for parents. There would be few rewards. Would I up and walk away?

After reading the book though, I see that I can still thank my lucky stars and yet also know that I would have been up to the task because one's children are so very important. The rewards might have been different, rarer perhaps and yet, even so, validating.

The search for an alternate real home for Walker as he grew up was most troubling to me, thinking about the people like Walker whose parents might not have the know-how and stamina and luck to find a solution.

All in all a good and thought provoking read and the author "played fair".

Journal Entry 2 by wingPooker3wing at York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (6/28/2012 UTC) at York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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