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And Clear Skies Above :A Touching Coming of Age Novel (A Family Life Drama Based on a True Story) Kindle Edition
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The story about a child with special needs who can't find his place under the sun is tragic enough, cos we all know so many people who are unhappy even they are healthy and don't have to fight with their own disabilities and then with a world who is not positive to them. The story about a child who is fighting his own disabilities and world together, totally alone, even he is surrounded by people who do nothing to help but only to destroy his attempts on trying to live was emotionally very exhausting.
Then there is a small happy part when boy seems to find his happiness, and you, as a reader, for a moment think: yes! now everything will be good. But that moment doesn't last long. Because people are people and they try to destroy everything that is different, everything that they perceive weak and not worthy of living. And then the story is continuing, the story in which the boy becomes a man, still different, still alone.
I’ve no doubt you’ll walk away a more enlightened person for having read this extraordinary story. It’s given me a different perspective and understanding on the plight of special needs people. In so much that, there’s something to be gained when we trade a longing for truth and authenticity for the hope that new modes of storytelling can be found and disseminated, stories that might make people whom we wouldn’t willingly invite into our living space seem familiar enough so that we might want to change our minds.
This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of arresting moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly heart-rending and reflective journey. It’s a compelling and challenging read that will keep the reader engaged from the first page to the last.
And Clear Skies Above by H.A.Honza is a heart wrenching tale of boy who fights with desolation, insecurities and his own disabilities. This is definitely not a relaxing read. Page after page you face so many tragic questions that it makes the book tough to read. But this is the beauty of the book that once you start it, it becomes difficult to put the book down before finishing it.
The author himself grew up on a kibbutz and that is why he could connect so well with the protagonist. And this is what made the book a delight to read. With beautiful narration and simple language, the book is definitely a must read. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed reading it (how could I when the story is so tragic and heart wrenching?) but definitely loved it.
The cover image and the title are absolutely perfect for the book. I recommend the book to everyone who like reading realistic books that have some food for thought.
Anger, tears, fear, hopelessness. How can people be so cruel? What is it they teach their children? How can teachers say nothing? Even at the end, separated.
Please read this book. Please change the attitudes of society. Teach your children well & hold them accountable, after reviewing your own behaviors. People living with mental illness are not contagious.
I am saddened by this book & know that this behavior towards those who are ill is prevelent in all societies.
It's filled with the boys pain on every page nearly.
It's a truly brutal story. The inhumanity of all but a few is very stark and very real.
This book isn't for everyone but what impresses me most is there nothing utopian about Israel here and nothing showing us Jews as any different better or worse than anyone else.
Man’s best friend, Bobby, is also an abused and lonely child’s only friend and then this friend is murdered before this child in the cruellest way.
Humans can be extremely cruel, and this book shows the worst part of human nature.
Hurt a child and you hurt the future.