One of the best parts of 2022 is the influx of books we could read. With so many genres to choose from, narrowing down what makes a book genuinely moving can be challenging.
For the sake of the readers, we define a moving book as anything that encompasses the strength of the human spirit. It also refers to works that have continued to inspire and left an impact on their readers, regardless of what genre the writer uses.
There’s a reason why the pen is mightier than the sword. The blade may penetrate the skin, but moving words have the power to pierce or piece the soul.
Regarding this year’s winner of The Most Moving Book 2023 Award, there is nothing more moving than reading Beverly J. Armento’s “Seeing Eye Girl: A Memoir of Madness, Resilience, and Hope.”
As a girl who has become the number one caretaker of a blind, artistic, and mentally ill mother, Beverly chronicles her struggles in this captivating memoir that truly leaves an impression on you. Despite the author dividing herself as “strong Beverly” in school and “weak Beverly” at home, it’s hard to think of her as anything less than courageous when she has undergone so much struggle at such a young age. It’s hard to keep your eyes dry when you know deep in your soul that no child should ever go through such an ordeal.
Yet despite her unfortunate situation, Beverly was never anything less than hopeful. Her selflessness and inner strength served as her shield and sword throughout the years, and despite the memoir’s brief read, you can’t help but want to root for her on every page. Her words serve as a comfort to anyone who feels isolated in a similar situation.
It’s a sad truth to swallow when you realize that Beverly’s situation is not unique. Even now, multiple children in various households are subjected to abuse from their parents, forcing themselves to grow up and adapt without a genuinely supportive network. Fortunately, Beverly survived and even thrived, as she is now a retired professor living in peace.
Read The Moving Words review of Seeing Eye Girl HERE.
The author will receive a $5,000 prize worth of book marketing services but things have changed as of Jan. 13, 2023. Read the news HERE.
With profound admiration, congratulations, Beverly… Visit the author’s website.
Here are the official entries for the Most Moving Book 2023 Award:
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