This is a wonderful story between an elderly man and a ten year old boy. Although generations apart they have much more in common than they realise.
Throughout the book the old man reflects on his life and how he came to be where he is now. Meanwhile the boy seeks shelter from a dysfunctional family in the old man’s yard.
The bond between the two grows as they work in the garden together and play chess together. They have each other’s backs when things get too hard.
But then the boy is faced with a dilemma that will make him choose between his friendship and his family. Cass Moriarty has written an engaging and heart wrenching book. It is well worth the read. I am really looking forward to reading more stories from this fabulous author.