There’s a Boy Just Like Me is about an imaginary friendship between a British boy and a child refugee. It’s so different from any other book I’ve read. LP really got involved in the story straight away and understood what it was about.
The story is beautifully written in rhyming verse. Each page talks about something this pair of fictional pals could get up to together. From climbing in trees and eating sweets to watching TV and playing with siblings.
It talks about what they’ll do when they grow up. Being explorers, scientists or playing professional football and it explains how similar the children are. They have the same hair and the same missing teeth.
But, it also talks about how, even though they are so similar, their lives have been so different. There’s one living a life of peace and happiness and the other leaving his home and facing a life of worry and sadness.