Sunday, March 6, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Away Boy by T.R. Simms & Illustrated by Olga Andreyeva


“Away Boy” tells the story of Sheridan Beneke, a young boy from a small rural town in Oklahoma, who daydreams about his father serving overseas. Coping with his father’s absence, Sheridan finds himself alone and isolated from the people around him. One day, the local pastor gives Sheridan a special timepiece that chimes after one minute allowing him to drift away and come back. 

Written by T.R. Simms and beautifully illustrated by Olga Andreyeva, the series touches on spirituality, friendship, and overcoming everyday obstacles that can change a person’s life forever. “Away Boy” is a sweet and creative take on the coming-of-age genre for children between the ages of 7 – 12. 

The comic book series is an introduction to spirituality or possibly a reintroduction for young readers, who want to apply their faith to their everyday lives.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 2 months


This graphic novel teaches a great lesson to younger readers. 

My favorite part is when the "Away Boy" (as he is called) hoses the bullies because he stands up for himself and doesn't take the bullying anymore. Bullying is a real serious issue in schools nowadays and I'm so glad to be homeschooled because I went through a lot of bullying. 

My favorite character is Dustin because he is a great friend. 

I recommend this book to any kid that is looking for a great read and an inspirational story. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 and up.