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Reaching for the Skies In a world where only money matters Og Mandino and Buddy Kayes The Gift Acabar presents a wealthy insight on what kind of stuff life should be made In a simple story of a boys struggle to keep his dreams from being destroyed by lifes adversity the authors provide the Credenda that sums up lifes significance The use of supernatural element in the form of a miracle brought a change in the characters personality It somehow provides a deeper meaning of the events that took place in his life In such a young age the Lapp boy Tulo is faced with great responsibilities He already lost his parents who were very close to him The situation became more challenging when a terrible storm came and he was the one providing a living for his younger sister Joana Moreover the sun leaving Kalvala for over two months ever year makes daily economic living difficult So goes Tulos struggle with life With the star of right beside him to give him hope and guidance he was able to face the obstacles in his life and touch the lives of the people in their small village The setting contributes to the purpose of the story - to provide a challenge which would improve a mans character and make him a stronger individual Tulo underwent the process got hurt felt bad and eventually recovered The harsh environment also makes an atmosphere where one could feel the misery and unhappiness that affects the story The coming of the Star Acabar and Star of Lirra literally and symbolically gave light to the people As an inspirational work The Gift of Acabar teaches the readers that to struggle is the only certain way for anyone to achieve his full potential and that adversity is not a curse it is a blessing It s a good book that will tell the
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