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‘A Boy From the Streets’
by Maria Gibbs
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The eBook is not released until Saturday 1st April but there was a hiccough with the print edition which has lead to me being able to grab a copy before the official Release Tour.
Rose Reviews ‘A Boy From the Streets’
First let me say a big THANK YOU to Maria for asking me to read over this wonderful story pre-editing and then again for this, my 21st Book of the Goodreads reading challenge I was offered a copy to proofread. How lucky am I. This is a PHENOMENAL story. Check out the blurb and the inspiration behind the story on the following Teasers.
I absolutely LOVE this book it packs a punch right from the start with us learning the terrible fate that befalls new-born twins sadly abandoned at birth. As if fate has not been cruel enough already, we soon discover that she has worse things in store for the boys. They are separated, one being adopted and taken off to England the other left in Brasil to become a Street Child and what a terrible life this child has.
The story is very carefully crafted, told through several different points of view. There are the harrowing events that lead up to the biological parents Leandro & Carolina having to abandon the babies, and how they barely survive living without them hoping and dreaming that one day soon they will all be re-united.
There is the underlying story of Christina & Fernando the couple who adopt one of the boys and take him to England.
Then there are the boys Jose & Pedro and how very different their lives are. It is like two different sides of a coin, and their lives are most certainly not balanced.
It is only after many years that the boys learn of each other. At the age of 12yrs they finally meet for the first time then the balance is redressed, both experiencing very briefly the life of their sibling.
Several other important characters are introduced gradually throughout the story and readers may find it a little confusing at times but it is all necessary. It will help you to understand what these families are experiencing. Whoever said ‘life is easy’ was way off the mark, and these families go through much more than any normal family would.
Below is a little teaser from each of the boys:-
The poverty we glimpsed shocked me but there was also a romanticism in it which drew me. Rich smells seeped through the closed windows of the car, causing my stomach to growl as though asking for a taste.
The hotel was a gilded prison. Everything I could ever want was here, yet what I really wanted was to go out and have a look around. I wasn’t an outdoorsy kind of boy, but I’d never left England before, and Brasil seemed exotic.
My stomach hurt so much I feared that I was dying. If I don’t get some food soon, I probably will. Starvation was a horrible thing. I thought about the emaciated body of my old friend, Jonny. It wasn’t his real name, just as Pedro wasn’t mine. We were pivetinho (Brasilian slang for Street Child), we weren’t given names, didn’t have identities. We couldn’t cease to exist because we didn’t exist in the first place.
This novel will most definitely tug on your heart-strings so have your tissues to hand. Like I mentioned some may find it a little confusing at times but bare with it the author is giving us the life experiences of all involved and it is a truly moving story. As you read on you will be drawn in and simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what is happening to everyone involved.
This is a truly beautiful story and is
Very Highly Recommended
A real page-turner hence I give it a 3 Rose Rating
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