I think all of us have a bit of Moonfish in us both before and after his time of self-discovery, thank you Graeme Base for reminding us that we are all wonderful and have a place of belonging.
Ben Faulks has captured my imagination and got me to run with it to discover who I am, just as the boy in the book does. The boy goes on a journey of self discovery and awareness that is portrayed in a way to make you laugh and be at ease with differences.
Oh lila, from the outset my heart felt so sad that you were not accepted because of your dark hair, eyes and skin. The sadness in your eyes and the rejection you felt in the school grounds is where many children have been. I am glad I got to read your story but I am sad that it happened in the first place…
“In a land of long grasses, where small insects crawl, lived a strange little bug, with no name at all. What creature are you ? the other bugs asked, but the bug didn’t know, and the others walked past.”