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The One-in-a-Million Boy – Monica Wood

The One in a Million Boy is a beautifully written novel.  It chronicles the relationship between 104 year old Ona and an eleven year old boy scout who is assigned to help her with odd jobs around her house in order to earn a merit badge.  With time, Ona and the boy develop a special friendship, but then the boy stops coming to her house to help.  After a few weeks, the boy scout’s father appears at Ona’s home in order to finish his son’s work there.  He ultimately explains that his son has died.  As the boy scout’s parents get to know Ona they learn who their son really was and who they are as well.  The One in a Million Boy is a touching book that is hard to put down once you start.

 

 

The One in a Million Boy Book Cover The One in a Million Boy
Monica Wood
Review
April 5, 2016
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