Unbreakable Will (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/7/1
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Twelve-year-old Will Handler leaves his Pittsburgh home in the midst of the Great Depression to hop the boxcars out to California. The friend he leaves with becomes disillusioned and homesick, deciding to turn around and head home. Will becomes even more determined to continue on, and he meets up with an old guy named GUS, who befriends him, guiding him to his first hobo jungle by the side of the tracks.
Gus and Will hop on the next train in the hopes of getting on with the carnival. Life in the carnival is good, until an accident involving Gus results in the death of another man and Will steps up to accept the blame in his place. He finds himself running from an angry mob, and is once again on the move, hopping boxcars out to California. He takes with him the nickname "Unbreakable Will," given to him by Gus.
What extraordinary adventures lies ahead of young Will and will he ever see home again?
I'm an adult reader and had to force myself to put "Unbreakable Will" down halfway in order to continue the enchantment on my return flight! Fast Readers will be at the end before they know it, I bet!
The historical time of Will's growing up is vividly presented by the Author. I can imagine Readers Will's age taking a "real" step in time with Will, wanting to be right there with him! Lisa's descriptive ability brings the reader right in to the Depression, in that boxcar with Will.
History is brought alive. I was also amazed at the fortitude of this young Man! Will's survival is amazing and should excite youngsters in great discussions. I think this book would be an excellent one to add to any teachers reading list! p.s. Lisa keep writing about Will's life!
— CJ Loiacono