Book Review: The Little C by Lawrenzo Manza

September 30, 2018

Rating: 4 out of 5

This story was written by a man who had the unfortunate experience of being diagnosed with cancer. After fighting it and going into remission, he decided to write this book as inspiration for others who went or are going through a similar experience.

I loved how the main character Charlie showed so much positivity throughout his treatments and during his diagnosis. The Commando idea was very creative, a great way for someone at that age to cope with their illness. I also enjoyed how the narrator would take the reader into an actual battlefield as Charlie received his treatments and fought the cancer. With the love and support of his family, he used his courage to give back, and help other kids who were battling cancer.

I did have a few issues with the story. At times Charlie's dialogue sounded as if he was a grown man stuck in a child's body. Certain words and phrases were a bit aged for a modern child. I was willing to overlook the faults with the writing because of the intentions of the writer. His heart was in the right place when he wrote this book, and the ending was a sweet close to this inspirational story.  If you or anyone you know has or is battling cancer, I recommend this book to lift your spirits!



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