This review was sent in by one of the girls in my mother-daughter book club after we read Petey by Ben Mikaelson.
Petey is one of the most touching and thought provoking books I have ever read. It is the sweet, yet sad tale of a person growing up in mental institutions because his parents gave him up due to not knowing what was wrong with him. At the time, they didn’t know what Cerebral Palsy was, or that their son had it. Petey finds small pleasures in life, and makes connections with the people who see past his disability and love him for the amazing person he is. I would recommend this book to all old enough to read it, to learn of the heartwarming story, and the ability to look beyond the surface and see the real pleasures in life. – Franny S., Portland, Oregon