Brady is ready for a summer at camp, but it doesn't start off as planned when his mom breaks down and tells him that he'll be going to live with his estranged dad after camp. She leaves, crying, telling him she doesn't want him around anymore. What sort of summer will this be? He'll meet new friends, one blind, and he'll meet a God he hadn't really thought about since his parents' divorce. A touching story through the eyes of a kid.
What instantly grabbed me was the camp. It transported me back to the summer camps I've visited. I could almost smell the outdoors, hear the birds singing and feel the water splash around me in the lake. You can tell the author has a great childhood memory of camp because you can't just make those feelings up. They were honest and pure.
And how can you not fall in love with these characters? Steven instantly grabbed my heart from the very beginning. He may be blind but he doesn't let that stop him...ever. He also doesn't let his disability bring him down. He stands strong due to his inner strength and the strength God gives him. He's a little angel that I will forever adore.
Everything in this book equals a hit. It's fun for the whole family and has lessons of family, God, love and friendship that can be learned by readers of all ages. Four and a half canoes out of five and a glowing recommendation from this bookworm.