Away Boy


Children - Grade 4th-6th
34 Pages
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Away Boy by T.R. Simms is a comic series that revolves around Sheridan Beneke who is from Oklahoma. He daydreams a lot - his mother calls it wandering and his pastor calls it drifting away, but Sheridan can't control what he calls lost time. He sees many places nearby and far away during his lost time and, at times, his father who is away at war. One day the pastor gives him a timepiece which will chime after every minute so that Sheridan will be able to drift only for a minute. As the story progresses, readers get to see Sheridan being able to do a lot of things and having visions.

The book is a mix of friendship, faith, and spirituality, and conveys a good message of overcoming obstacles in life. The illustrations are excellent; they make the scenes very visual and give a good pace and movement to the story. The many layers to the story make it engaging and entertaining for children. It is a good bedtime storybook and young readers will be fascinated by the timepiece. It is also a good story for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.

I enjoyed the book - the story is unique, and the author blends spirituality, faith, and friendship into the story seamlessly. All the characters in the story are well portrayed; they are memorable and they support the main character of Sheridan very well. It's a story with a good message for young readers and that makes it a must-read.