Book Review: Lion

I just finished the book Lion by  Saroo Brierley and it was amazing!

To be fair, I actually read half of the book and then went to see the movie the weekend it came out because I was so interested in the story!

The movie was great as well, but in my opinion, the book is ALWAYS better than the movie. The story is about a 5 year old boy from India who got lost on a train and his search for his family 25 years later! So scary, so touching and heartfelt and an inspirational story.

As a Mom of 5 kids, I cannot even imagine losing one of my children, and this story really put that into perspective. I have a 5 year old boy, and I kept thinking, “what if this was Emery?” I just cannot believe that a 5 year old went through such a traumatic experience.

The end of the book and the movie had me in tears when Saroo finally was able to reunite with his Mom in India 25 years later. Then, when Saroo brought his adoptive Mom to India to meet his birth Mom, I lost it. I totally recommend reading this book to see how a lost 5 year old boy made a new life for himself in Australia!

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