As a reader, I was easily drawn into the world of a young Scottish boy named Malcolm and stayed with him during his journey to manhood.
This is an excellent story that's written in the first person. It's a story about finding a sense of home, overcoming obstacles in which there is no control and still coming out a good person. We watch young Mal develop relationships, his struggle against bullies, his confusion as he tries to connect with his father, and the lack of having a real relationship with his mother.
We never know what life will deal us, the only thing we can do is our best with a situation and make choices that are true to our own nature. As an adult, Malcolm goes to the extreme for those he loves, proves to himself who he is and where his loyalties rest, his true home.
This novel is a great journey written by Crosbie and I highly recommend it for those who enjoy reading honest characters, and if you are not afraid to face horrible realities
I recommend an open heart and a few tissues. I read this in March and have the next in my tbr pile. On to the next book about Malcolm's friend, Hardly.