“Lucky Boy” by Shanthi Sekaran

“Lucky Boy” is a beautifully written novel which could be a true story. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate who recommends to the court the best home for a juvenile, this book brings the attention to the fact that many times an illegal immigrant has no control over the fate of their child through no fault of their own. Which is better for a child – to be raised in a home where a mother can barely provide for her child or in a two parent, loving, financially solvent environment, that offers every opportunity to a child?  The novel causes the reader to empathize with two mothers: one a birth mother, the other an adoptive mother. A beautiful little boy loves them both. The question is to whom will he ultimately belong. What is fair? What is in his best interests? Through her skillful presentation, the author causes the reader to see the dilemma from both sides.  Highly recommend as a solid piece of interpretive literature.

 

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