My heart breaks for young Amerigo. His life starts off in such a depressing state, having to fend for himself at just 7 years old. But, he doesn’t know any better until he is shown a glimpse of what life could be like—what life should be, but only until he is forced to go back.
I can’t even begin to imagine what that must feel like. Historical fiction is not my favorite genre, except when it comes to WWII, I am always interested in these stories— especially the ones of triumph, of overcoming obstacles.
This reminds me a bit of Saroo’s story in “A Long Way Home” roughing the streets at such a tender age in Australia. I loved this book and gave it 5 stars.
I would love to read and review this book.