the-simple-giftTitle: The Simple Gift
Author: Steven Herrick
Pages: 188

I’m not proud.
I’m sixteen, and soon
to be homeless.

Weary of life with is alcoholic, abusive father, sixteen-year-old Billy packs a few belongings and hits the road, hoping for something better than what he left behind. He finds a home in an abandoned freight train outside a small town, where he falls in love with rich, restless Caitlin and befriends a fellow train resident, “Old Bill,” who slowly reveals a tragic past. When Billy is given a gift that changes everything, he learns not only how to forge his own path in life, but the real meaning of family.

This book was okay. I would probably give it a 3/5. It was a fast read. Hmmm… I don’t know what else to say about this book. It seems to me that like running away described in this book was too easy, being able to find a job, home, and etc.. when he did, seems a little too perfect for me. However, I do love happy endings.