Book Review: Snail & Boy by Gal Kleinman

Snail and Boy is a story about a boy who lost his family in the war. From the depths of despair, Boy overcomes his hardships, and discovers universal truths that give profound meaning to his life, and relationship to the world.

Boy’s incredible transformation gets noticed by a very inquisitive snail, who eventually discovers Boy’s secrets, as they unfold, raising our awareness to deep life changing insights.

One day, Boy is astonished to discover a snail writing silvery letters on a wall, and from that moment on, a special relationship evolves between the two.

It is a story about love. It is a story about peace. It is a story about freedom.

Hopefully, Boy lives in each and every one of us. 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Snail & Boy is a different kind of book; it’s short and sweet and has a good message. Boy lost his family in the war but soon realizes that he still needs to have a positive outlook on life. He knows that bringing happiness to others will bring him happiness. When he meets wise Snail, they form a bond like no other.

In several of the chapters of Snail & Boy, the author sets apart the important idea of that chapter. Love, peace, freedom, and happiness are all messages. Examples:

“Yes, this world needs a revolution. War is obsolete, and we must learn to live in peace.” (p 24)
“If you want freedom, give freedom to someone else.” (p. 45)
“If you want to be happy give happiness to someone else.” (p. 49)

Snail & Boy is a quick read with a good message.

A photo of a snail like this one is between each chapter.