Saturday, April 25, 2015

Book Review : I'm a Different Type of Apple

This is the memoir of a boy who stops following in his father's tragic footprints and starts walking in his own direction. In doing so, he has to figure out how to be a boy, a teenager, and a man.
A good read for anyone working in the field of social work, as well as for teachers and parents, Elliott’s book shows that anyone has the potential to be an everyday hero, a family hero or a superhero. It is about how someone can change his or her life and how anyone can help change someone else's life
My Thoughts
Once you start reading this, I can promise you will not put it down until you have read front to back. Kevin and his two brothers had to be raised by their mother, since their father had been incarcerated when Kevin was a young boy.  He was convicted of murder.  Their mother is a true hero.  She taught Kevin and his brothers values.  Kevin was not angel in elementary school, but learned his lessons quickly.  He never wanted to be compared to his father.

Kevin grew up to be an incredible young man.  And he did not end up like his father.  This is a short, easy read book, so i will not give much more of the story away.  But I will say this is a book I will read again and again.  It is an inspiring book.  One that you will say to yourself, anything is possible.

I  am so happy that I had the chance to read this great memoir.