Inspirational stories usually follow the same pattern: a person born during difficult circumstances, most likely with daddy or mommy issues. This person faces all kinds of ordeals until they finally reach the peak of their lives. They conquer the world, achieve their dreams, and change the path that was initially designated for them.
27 apple trees goes along that way. A young boy, raised by a brave single mom, with an absent alcoholic father and numerous odds to beat before triumphing. However, unlike most of these stories, 27 apple trees does it in such a natural, candid manner that the reader is free to experience emotions without the feeling we ought to be learning a lesson on each chapter. The book is heartbreaking in parts, hilarious in others, truly like real life is. Inspirational, moving, and outstandingly entertaining, 27 apple trees was a pleasant surprise for me.