Maybe kids think completely different thoughts these days. I mean, I wonder sometimes if my youth was so wildly different – no electronics, three tv stations available, bad perms – that I can’t even begin to understand what my kid lives with. Technology is not a kind beast.
Then I read something like Brave. Or we find ourselves talking about mean girls. And I realize that at least for my kid, some things are still kind of the same. Definitely still awful. Do we all find ourselves feeling isolated, dumb, or out of the loop? Are we all bad at handling bullies, whether it’s jerks who grab our books and play catch or people who attack us with words?
Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe some kids pass blissfully through adolescence without any bumps along the way. Svetlana Chmakova captures those who don’t perfectly, and really, everyone can benefit from that. If you’re struggling yourself, Brave makes you feel like you’re not alone. And in the rare case that you feel like you’re on top of the world, maybe you can see what it’s like for everyone else and feel some compassion. Maybe?
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova