In the beginning of the book, Lucy , a 16 year old wheelchair-bound with cerebral palsy is mercilessly taunted by her classmates… and shamefully even adults in her life. But the friendship of one girl gives Lucy a sense of belonging. In time there are other friends and supporters who mitigate the devastating effects of bullying with just a kind word or action. These allies weren’t always perfect; betrayal by someone you trust and count on can be more devastating than intentional cruelty. I won’t say more and spoil a good read. But more importantly, throughout the book Erin illustrates how truly life changing small kindnesses can be.
What a great take away message to carry with us… that a simple word of encouragement or positive comment may mean so much more to someone than we can possibly imagine. What a powerful message for a little book… and what sage advice offered to us all by 15 year old, Erin Billings.
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams