Karma means that what you do today, and why you do it, makes you who you are forever: as if you wre clay, and every thought and action left a mark in that clay, bent it, shaped it, even ruined it ... but with karma there are no excuses, no explanations, no I-didn't-really-mean-it-so-can-I-have-some-more-clay. Karma takes everything you do very, very seriously. p.13
Buddha Boy is a short little book packed with a great message. It's about understanding people who are different from you. It's about a boy with a troubled past and a boy who befriends him despite his own reluctance. The writing is choppy like how a teenage boy would write or speak, but I liked Justin and Jinsen. There is a lot about karma in the beginning of each chapter. I think it's good though that it was short because I doubt the concept could be drawn out any more.
This sounds really cute!ReplyDelete
Always good to know there are books that try to bridge the cultural divide!ReplyDelete
Amanda - It was very sweet.ReplyDelete
Harvee - I know, right?
I like that little parallel with the names, Jinsen and Justin. Sounds like a good one!ReplyDelete