Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

A special thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Monica Wood has penned a heartfelt, endearing story of friendship between a young boy, and a 104-year-old lady that ripples out to the boys parents.  They share an affinity for world records, and also share in loss.

Ona Vitkus, meets a young boy when he is assigned to her property to complete his yard work badge for Boy Scouts.  The boy's father, Quinn, comes to finish his son's good dead, and to try to make up for his shortcomings as a father and in doing so, comes to understand his son.  Ona and Quinn form an unlikely pairing.  They embark on carrying out the boy's wish to make Ona the world's oldest driver.

There are a few unnecessary characters and plot threads, but all-in-all a charming read.

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