This is a novel that is illustrated with poetry and letters. It shows the difficulty of growing up, beauty of falling in love and retaining the love. This is a book you will return to over and
over again, and it is for both young and old alike. It is a book to have! This is a story about Ben who is a slow starter in life. His classmates makes fun of him whenever he talks in class, they nickname him 'Out of Point'. His parents were both very sad at is result, but is father is suprisingly understanding. In the night, he came into his room, sat in his bed for what seems a long time before he broke the silence. Placing his hand on Ben's hand, he said 'your mum and I will always love you no matter what my son. Things don't always look the way they seem; and it is the biggest tree in the forest that often have the most terrible time in growing up. 'Your grandfather use to say to me when I was a child that 'a man who is a man knows what he wants, make a decision and act upon it; he does not allow himself to be pushed around... he is is own master.' So Ben, when ever you fall, you just pick yourself up and move on and learn from your mistakes. You always have a chance to sink or swim; so when you fall the first time, you try and try and try again. I've never seen a quitter that ever own my son. After this encounter with is father, things never remain the same. buy a copy and see what you think!