“I am David” by Anne Holm

I came across this book, while browsing the children’s section at my local library. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the illustration on the cover was so simplistic and so attracting to me. It was a lovely read, lovely meaning I was captivated by it. A story about a young boy, and his journey; escaping a horrid life he only knew, to succeed in reaching the final destination that he was told to work toward. Ok, so that may not be the best explaination, but it was a wonderful read. To show that despite that we may go through horrors unknown, doesn’t give us the excuse that we may be inhuman to others around us, was something pleasant to think about. It was also rather interesting to read how David struggled to survive on his own, unable to really trust and rely on others to help him through. I was able to relate in that sense, seeing as there have been many countless times where I have also tried to survive on my own. But then I remember that there is a reason to why we live in a world, surrounded by people!

Anyway, I do recommend this book. It may be a children’s novel, but it still is something that is worth reading in my opinion.