Have you ever read a book that tore a hole in your chest? This was that book for me. It's got the perfect amount of magic, romance, and mystery. Hands down the best book I've read in the last five years.
This beautifully illustrated story is a great way to open up a converstaion about the importance of one's identity and how names can differ in other cultures. It's a great story for all, but especially for fathers and sons.
Look, I loved 'Friday Night Lights" just like everyone else, but having gone to a high school that wasn't even big enough to have a football team, I just couldn't relate. Then I read this book. I grew up in the birthplace of professional hockey and a very small town, so I could understand just how intertwined a community can be with hockey. This book is about so much more than a sport. It's about a community struggling to survive and how hockey holds it all together.