Tuesday, January 31, 2012

An Invisible Thread

I received a copy of An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski from NetGalley for an honest review.
An Invisible Thread follows one woman's journey to finding a fulfilling life while helping a boy rise above the misery of a poverty-stricken childhood. Join Laura, a successful sales executive, and Maurice, an eleven-year-old boy reduced to begging for change on the streets of New York, in a riveting true story of a friendship that transformed both their lives. What begins as a McDonald's meal for the eleven-year-old panhandler turns into a weekly ritual for the pair. Laura's own difficult childhood, along with Maurice's much more tumultuous one, is woven into the plot to produce a moving memoir of an unlikely friendship that spans decades.
Many parts of this book were hard for me to read. Laura goes into a lot of detail of the world Maurice lived in and it's not a pretty picture at all. Her life didn't seem much better. I found myself not wanting to put this book down. It definitely makes you put your hard times into prospective.

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