Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boy Who Changed the World

Title: The Boy Who Changed the World
Author: Andy Andrews
Rating: Good
Reason for Reading: I received this book through the BookSneeze program of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Andrews is one of my favorite authors.

Summary: TBWCtW is actually about several persons, each of whom did something that changed the world. Andrews tells the story backwards, starting with the last boy in the chain, then to the person who affected him, then to the person who affected that person, and so on. The conclusion is that the chain could keep going back farther and farther, demonstrating that their actions had impacts that ripple through time into the future.
Review: TBWCtW is a childrens story with a powerful message about how powerful each individual is. Some of the persons highlighted are famous, with names that would be commonplace or accomplishments worthy of monuments. But others are obscure and their actions seem unimportant outside of the story Andrews has written. Andrews weaves all this together in a narrative that entertains and challenges the mind to try to grasp how today’s actions influence the future of everyone. TBWCtW is highly recommended as a great addition to any child’s library.
Other resources: http://www.andyandrews.com
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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