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Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
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Nov 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: newberry-winner
Read on November 29, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Few books have timeless or classic air in them and I can count this as one. How the words play in a story really do make a difference. With a light plot and fast pace events, the author, Amstrong Sperry still advanced with a very exquisite narration of Mafatu's journey to a higher self-esteem.
His decision to defeat the lurking and crippling inferiority complex was the outset of his courage. The heroic slaying of the mao or of the kefe were the manifestation of his gained confidence. I wish the story was a little longer so as to show a better development of the character.
Trauma is really a disadvantage but no one can bring us down until we allow it. If today's children will stand for himself and master their fears, the word bully will be erased in the dictionary.

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