Friday, February 21, 2014
Stitches by David Small
I began this book with no expectations. I knew very little about Small's story. When I turned the last page, I was left with very mixed emotions: disgust at his parents, awe at his resilience, and so much more that I am not sure how to even put into words. I am not even going to try to put it into words because Small's art will simply show you.
As a young boy, Small had his voice taken away, but through Stitches he has shared his story loud and clear through his art and his words. He shows us that bad things can and do happen, but also that there is hope even in the most unlikely situations. Stitches is not an easy read, particularly emotionally, but it is one that will stick with you for a very long time.
Have you experienced Small's memoir? What did you take away from it?