This growth story can nurture one's ability to empathize through a boy who cannot feel anything.
- Book Intro
Yoonjae, the main character of this story, is a unique character who has difficulty feeling emotions. He can't read what's behind people's behaviors or words and tries his best to just live normally. His mom tells him how to react: Smile when others smile, say "Thank you" when other people do something nice for you. The boy is unable to read anything behind the scenes and is thus called a monster and left alone after he loses his whole family in a tragic accident. However, just as he feels he has lost everything, new people come into his life. He meets a child named Gonee, who has sad memories, and Dora, who is the complete opposite of Gonne and has a pure and bright mind. Dr. Shim, who wants to help Yoonijae, also comes into his life. Through many different events among the characters, readers can learn how difficult it is to understand each other's feelings while at the same learning the importance of understanding.
- About the Author
Sohn Won-pyung was born in Seoul. She studied Sociology and Philosophy at Sogang University and film directing at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. She received the 6th Cine21 Movie Critic Award in 2001 and the Scenario Synopsis Award at the 3rd Scientific Technology Creative Literary Contest for her work Believing in Moments in 2006. She has written and directed many short films, including Ooh, You Make Me Sick and The Meaning of You. ALMOND or her first novel, won the 10th Changbi Adolescent Literary Award. Her second novel, Counterattack at Thirty, received the 5th Jeju April 3rd Peace Literary Award.
The 10th Changbi Adolescent Literary Award