In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall – Released on August 4th, 2015 – Historical Fiction/Realistic Fiction – Warning: this book will stick with you. I loved every minute of this story which shows the tough self-discovery that Arthur makes when he hits rock bottom. When he is challenged to take care of the person who he threw a brick at, his life is completely changed. What a fascinating book that is actually inspired by an artist. Highly recommended.
Booktalk: How do you make up for an action you knew was terribly wrong? Would you handle being arrested and going to court well? When Arthur makes a terrible mistake, he is told to work for the person, the Junk Man, he hurt. The Junk Man asks Arthur to search for seven most important things and Arthur starts to experience life in a completely new way…
Favorite Lines in the Book:
“But at the bottom of the sign, the Junk Man had added a few more words. In blue ballpoint pen, he’d written a quote: “WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PERISH.”
“It was a lot easier to dislike someone you didn’t know anything about.”
Goodreads Summary: “When 14-year-old Arthur T. Owens throws a brick at an old trash picker known as the Junk Man, he is forced to work for the victim as punishment. As Arthur searches for the things on the Junk Man’s assigned list of Seven Most Important Things, he comes closer to uncovering the Junk Man’s secret project and closer to understanding how redemption can be found in the unlikeliest of places.”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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