Title: The Unstoppable Boy
Author: Ochei Innocent
No of pages: 72
No of Chapters: 17
Reviewer: Janet Bassey Udoh / Precious Udom
Michael is born with a silver spoon. While the good times last, all the siblings of his father, James Joseph, as well as the children of the relatives his father catered for, had enough to eat and to spare.
Therefore, it was lots of fun and love in the entire family and even beyond, then.
The father was managing a company, while his mother, a registered nurse worked in a well-known hospital.
This is contained in chapter one of the book, with the sub-title: Michael Wakes To A Rude Shock. Do; get a copy to read the entire chapter.
This, however is later lost to the civil war. It is contained in chapter two of the book. Here, Michael wonders what hit him after the war, when it dawned on him that his father was sacked from work.
The father told him point-blank that there was a coup and a new military government has taken over the government.
The book says his father inherits so many relatives to cater for. That, coupled with hardship at the time made life difficult for Michael and his siblings. This is true.
In addition, his diabolical uncle is bent on ensuring that none of his brother’s children amount to anything in life.
The big question is: why is Michael’s uncle hell bent on messing up his future, his life, which led to series of confrontations?.
Indeed, you need to get a copy of the book to read the motive behind the actions of the uncle.
But, the grandfather of Michael and teachers at his school stood by him through thick and thin.
Despite all odds, Michael remains steadfast in his studies. At last, he graduates in flying colours. It is an inspirational book for every youth.
Today, Michael, who got a scholarship to study in three secondary schools, after his brilliant academic records at his primary school, eventually graduates from the University of Lagos and is now a lecturer.
This book is inspirational, motivating and could serve as moral lessons to students from primary, through to secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions, anywhere in the world.
The interesting thing about the book is that it has 10 carefully selected questions meant for students in public and private schools in Nigeria and beyond.