That said, it did pick up in the middle, stuff managed to happen. The book collected a bit of intrigue. And the characters evolve.
It felt as though the story was trying too hard to be inspiring, and turned out a little fake. All of the events in the place seemed to center around James; it makes you wonder what they ever did without him. There was also quite the excess of cussing, especially of the brightly coloured variety, and after all do teenage guys really talk like that? Maybe, but do we need to hear about it that often? Nope.
KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS is one of those books that sort of depresses you without being meaningful. It tries far too hard to have a message about life, and ends up coming out as unbelievable.