I have read this book several times and each time is as interesting as the last. It is about a boy who goes blind at the age of 14, and then has to deal with adjusting his life due to the new disability. The book deals with deep elements and emotions that help you to really relate to the characters, even if your own struggles are nothing theirs. The description is very detailed. It is not a fast or easy read, but every minute I spent reading was worth it.
I bought this book for myself since my sons are too young for it. I really loved it! It is one of those feel-good books where the main character overcomes a disability and makes a success of their life. There is also a sweet love story which I really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this book.
This coming of age story tackles hardship, consequences of war, perseverance, and friendship through thick and thin. Keith Burton is terrified to discover he’s going blind. Through Keith’s pursuit of figuring out his life post-blindness, we see many examples of encouraging others through adversity and positivity.
Wow! I loved this story. It has such a great message of overcoming adversity and hardship. I love the character of Susan who loves Keith so much and works so hard to help him!
A moving story about disability and the joy that we can find even in the darkest of times.
Fourteen-year-old Keith Burton is going blind, but he does not know it at first. He thinks his father bought him a poorly printed copy of Treasure Island that has words printed with wavy lines. A great terror seizes Keith when he discovers that he is losing his eyesight and realizes that his bright future has suddenly changed. First published in 1919 by the author of Pollyanna, Dawn tells the moving story of Keith’s struggle to find happiness and the dedication of those who so nobly sacrifice and persist in helping him. The well-developed, beloved characters in this deep, insightful book will make you laugh and maybe even cry.
Dawn addresses the deep, mature issue of suicidal ideation in a way that is not overly descriptive or dark, maintaining an underlying feeling of light and hope. This book was known in England as Keith’s Dark Tower.
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