This is one of the only books that when I finished it, I immediately turned back to the beginning to read it again. It’s a rather strange book as it is actually adult fiction (despite what my university’s bookstore shelves it as) but it’s written like a children’s book. I’ve really never read anything like it.
This is the story of a man travelling back to his childhood home and rediscovering memories he thought he had lost. Memories of a strange girl and her duck pond that was actually an ocean. Memories of finding a friend when he thought he was helpless and alone. This book is so beautiful. It is one of those books I talk about frequently as often being my favorites, those quietly beautiful books.
This book was probably in my top three favourite books I read last year. It is just so unique and wonderful. Everyone Should really give this book a go. It’s also quite short so it will only take you a few hours and it will be a few hours well spent.
When I bought this book, I accidentally bought it by accident. It was $16.99 on Kobo and I thought Screw that! but I accidentally touched the buy now button on my touch screen and purchased it. I was really disappointed with myself for spending so much on an ebook (let’s face it, it’s a ridiculous price) but I read it anyway, and after reading it, I would have spent more. I actually did because then I went out and bought the hardcover (as I tend to do).