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This is a story of courage, hope, and redemption, about an ugly truth, that exists in our society, and all over the world
on March 1, 2015
This was an awesome story, of courage, hope, and redemption! I have read all of the reviews, and I disagree with all the negative ones! I am reviewing this book, and the 2nd one, as well. You have to read both books, to complete the story. Mark Finks has done an awesome job, in his resurch, and imagination, in writing this fiction story, of an ugly truth. Both of these books are a must read! The main character is a 13 year old boy, named Tavi. I will not tell you A whole lot about the story, because I do not want to ruin it for you. This is an awesome story, that is action packed full of twist, and turns, that will keep you On the edge of your seat! You will not put this book down! Tavi is an intelligent 13 year old boy, that came from a poor village. Two men came from the city to his village. They convince his parents that he should come to a special boarding school in the city, because of his intelligence. They even paid his poor family a certain amount of money, for the inconvenience, not having their son around, for the next 5 years. After arriving at what was supposed to be a school, was a bar called "SCHOOL HOUSE". Tavi, and his family thought he was going to a nice boarding school. Little did anyone know, Tavi was bought for boy prostitution. Later on in this story, he escaped his abusers, and is able to help other children, as well. Tavi is a natural born leader. He has proven that in his village, before he was taken. SO...........To all of you negative viewers out there, read the book again, and read the 2nd one. I highly recommend both of these books! They were an awesome read, I was on the edge of my seat, the whole time, I couldn't put the book down! Tavi was a poor village boy, who became a hero, in this story. I would like to see a 3rd book come out, where Tavi grows up, and continues to save children. I would like to see this story made into a movie.This book has an awesome ending!