It took me a while to get through this book, but I think there is value in reading about people who have endured severe hardships because it's good for keeping one's own problems in perspective. The horrible details of a Cambodian genocide combined with one specific family's personal experience of death, life, bravery, and fear, this story took place during my first few years of life.
This is a classic that Silas read for school last year. He thought it was great, but I'd never read it. I pulled it off the shelf one day, opened it up, and loved every page. It's witty, creative, and made me chuckle multiple times. The main character, Milo, is bored with life and finds himself on an adventure to all sorts of places, meeting all sorts of people and creatures, and learning all sorts of things. It's an easy read that, despite being written for kids, I'd recommend to any adult who's never read it before.
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