The Big Wave - Pearl S. Buck

What a lovely book. Buck never disappoints me. In short pages, simply written, she tackles overcoming grief with quiet grace and wisdom.

 

She talks about the meaning of death; how it makes life and enjoying it important; about the courage of going forward; about not letting fear or the sadness of remembrance get in the way of new joy.

 

The impressive part is that it's done in 60 pages about two boys friendship. Kino's dad is the speaker of most of the wisdom, and it's done so plainly you wish he was your own dad.

 

Beautiful tale. Full stars.