Troy's Amazing Universe: M for Mall
by Sharon Kennedy Tosten
Category: Fiction / General
120 pages; ISBN: 1-59113-318-1
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Margaret Chapman
Sharon Tosten weaves a delightful of a young man with developmental disabilities and the unique way in which he copes with the people, situations and surroundings he encounters.
Troy, the seven-year-old main character of the story is a wonderful character who brings depth and humour to the story. Troy is accidentally kidnapped when some thugs steal his father's van. After the van is abandoned Troy finds his way into the mall. He roams about the mall, meeting people and hiding from the thugs who hope to collect the reward offered to whomever returns.
Troy's unique abilities come into play heavily throughout the story as does his new friendship with a mall employee named Abe, who is also differently abled.
This is a delightful and humorous book. Full of adventure that is a excellent for adult and child alike. A definite must have for the library and a thoroughly enjoyable tale. There has already been a screenplay about Troy's adventures and Ms. Tosten is currently working on with an animator from Nickelodeon's Little Bill show on an animated series based on Troy's adventures.
Troy's Amazing Universe: M for Mall is a excellent book all the family will treasure and enjoy. An easy read, it won't take to finish, but it will stay with you forever.