At last I have finished reading this novel, this is one of those novels I am so honoured and grateful to read most especially because the writer asked me to. I liked it, it is an easy read. Even though it is categorised as a 3 stars book on my blog, it is a 5 stars adolescent novel.
This novel tells the story of a boy named Okiki from a home with a very conflictive father, Okiki is determined to go to school, despite the difficulties he had. He hoped to become somebody one day and be able to help his family, especially his mother. This book in a way told the story of how he tried to fulfil his dreams with the people and things that helped and encouraged him.
One of the advice he received I would like to point out are the followings:
"If you spend your life trying to be like someone, you might end up living in that person's shadow"
"Time is the essential ingredient you need to perfect your dreams, while opportunity is the spell that will turn your dreams into reality someday"
This is a novel mostly addressed to adolescents as I earlier mentioned, it is a story about perseverance. Ayo Oyeku, this fast rising Nigerian writer has very good writing qualities, I hope to read more of his works. I recommend mostly to all teenagers.