Not only does this book do a great job of bringing to life how mean we can be to each other, it does an even better job of making forgiveness the center of the story. Desmond has to make the choice to forgive the mean boys. Desmond realizes that only he can forgive them, otherwise he will be upset and call them a name, and the entire process will just keep going.
As a mother, I truly appreciated how well the book focuses on saying mean things, and then forgiveness. What a wonderful discussion I was able to have with my children afterwards. What a great way to remember how our words can hurt others, and how even if we say them, saying "I'm sorry" can go a long way! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with this issue, or knows of someone who is.
How true this is. What a heart-warming and pivotal book!