This is a terrific book. I wish it would become a movie. It can bring you to tears, open your heart, and make you see the good in the world. Read it, it's even funny at times.
This book could never be a 4 or 5 star experience. The material does not allow it.
Ms. Ward's performance was fine. she did the best she could with what I believe is a very flawed story.
Ms. Ward is the only redeeming quality.
I'm a social worker who specializes in substance abuse. I deal with kids like Maurice everyday. The character in the book does not sound or behave like any urban kid, black or white, that I have ever met. The way this woman patronized this kid is abhorrent. Poor Laura, victimized her whole life, but still a candidate for sainthood as she saved the poor little black kid from the ghetto. Give me a break!
I have not seen the book in print.
When the little boy did not know how to blow his nose.
It was as if she was just sitting with you and telling the story.
It is amazing how we have the power to change others destinies.
This is one of the most beautiful, true stories I have ever heard. It really gives you the correct perspective about life and what is really important.
Beautifully written and read. I was "moved" by every chapter, couldn't wait to hear the next and was so sad when the story ended.
I would say in my top 10.
All the drama and challenges Maurice had to face.
Maurice and I
I come to see how blessed I really am.
This story is very descriptive of how a simple interest in another person can radically change both parties lives.
Both main characters are wonderful people that desire to live life to the fullest after a difficult childhood. They are both overcomers and I like them both equally.
When he lost his mother and then began calling Lora his mother.
I would recommend this book to any one that wants to read a heartwarming inspirational book, that could change your life too.
I loved this
book. It showed me how, by taking that leap of faith, which started with baby steps, can lead to impacting so many people in such a positive way.
Great Story - good narration!
Maurice, of course, because of what he endured. Laura was a VERY close second!
Heartfelt, thoughtful, sincere
The entire story helps one to remember that reaching out to those who are not
Life is always better than fiction!
Didn't have one.
When the young man got the bike.
A male voice would have been better for the boy.