The first thing that stood out to me is how the author built the family unit. We have a mum who is trying to put out the perfect family image when, in reality, they are everything but perfect. It’s interesting how Huxley and his dad view disability. Yet, it might have been totally different if they weren’t in a barbershop where feelings can be seen as weak. It’s how the society we live in impresses the behaviour depending on the gender.
Like the author, I wanted to see how Huxley, just because he didn’t act like the adults thought he would, was somewhat labelled as a trouble maker. While I believe that teaching kids about safety is essential, our kids tend to give the most valuable lesson about being judgmental and giving things a try.
I feel sorry about how many times Huxley is misunderstood. Parents yell at each other when they think the other children are bullying theirs instead of teaching kindness and diversity? But’s it okay when adults do it? It is written for all ages. For the younger audience, there are the adventures, and for the adults, there are the lessons between the lines. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars.
All the opinions in this review are solely mine, and thanks to the author for giving me a copy for review.
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