This young narrator is strong, sensitive, and intelligent with a clever sense of humor. I could feel his pain and anxiety, and I reveled in his imagination as he dealt with the death of his mother.
The writing put me right there with him as he navigated through his tragic situation. I rooted for him as he fought for his independence and dealt with the reality of becoming an orphan.
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In the end, I wanted to wrap my arms around Luca and take him home with me. In a sense, I did just that.
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He’s been with me ever since I closed the book.
If I could re-write the ending of this remarkable story, this is how it would read:
Me, ringing Luca’s doorbell: *ding dong*
Luca: “Who is it?”
Me: “Luca, it’s me, Laurie. I just read your story and I want to take you home with me!”
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