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Boyce does a nice job of balancing the serious elements of grief with bits of humor that add up to a compelling tale of coming-of-age and growing up.

I never thought a seven yr old boy would ever be obsessed with saints but then again anything is possible. He couldn’t resist imagining how all of that great art might have affected the people who lived near the mine. But what would you do if a massive bag of cash dropped from the sky and you had only a few days to spend it before it became worthless? Of the added stress that the money ends up bringing into his and his brother’s lives, Damian says, “[The bag of cash] was heavy and we were nervous that something would happen to it. I think this was meant to be a feel-good family drama about the effects of money on individuals and society, but is just felt negative and wrong--I never felt that the taking of the money was right or justified in any way and to have every character attempt to justify it and take and spend it without any consequences was just something I couldn't get past.

Then the next day when they come home from school they realize that crooks stole the rest of the money that was in the bag!

I would recommend this story to anyone above the age of ten, for there is some difficult language that would be hard for children to understand.This book will find appeal and bring about discussion on many topics, particularly the correct way to deal with money. It's a story about 2 brothers who are each dealing with the loss of their mother in different ways, and a father who reminds them to be excellent. At the end, Anthony says, “And so they failed to make proper use of their once in a life time investment opportunity and they all regretted it ever after. Damian and Anthony are brothers who unwittingly find themselves in possession of a large amount of money after being caught up in a train robbery. When a huge bag stuffed with more than 200,000 quid comes flying out of the sky and into Damian’s cardboard “hermitage” (i.

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