An unspeakable family tragedy and agonizing illnesses plunge young Mikey into an isolated existence. Branded as an outsider and faced with adversity beyond his years, he engages his unparalleled imagination to enter fantasy worlds of cowboys, daredevils, and espionage. Mikey's illuminations during his dark times radiate his good will to all who surround him.
George L.G. weaves his own childhood experiences into Mikey's narrative. The author channels his memories of loneliness and disappointment into his protagonist's irresistible voice. He paints Mikey's emotional journey in vivid colors that reflect compassion, playfulness, and indestructible resilience.
Those who face staggering hardships and soul-crushing solitude will be encouraged by Mikey's animated willfulness and resolve. Both author and protagonist prevail in The Black Sheep Boy, demonstrating that no situation is too dire to overcome and no dream is too distant to pursue.