An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication Date: November 1st 2011
An Invisible Thread is about an incredible friendship between a 11 yr. old boy living off the streets of New York and a thirty something business women. Laura Schroff walked right pass Maurice when he asked for some spare change, for some reason after passing him up Laura stopped and turned back. She offered to take him to McDonald's. From there grew a friendship that would change both their lives for the better.
An Invisible Thread is such an inspirational read. How many times have we ignored the homeless asking for change? Have we become so jaded that it doesn't even pull on our heartstrings to see someone going through hard times? I love that Ms. Schroff stopped and considered that she was ignoring a child obviously hungry. She gained so much from her friendship with Maurice. Maurice's story is heartbreaking to read, especially knowing that it is the story of many children out there today looking for someone to care.
In An Invisible Thread we follow both Maurice's and Laura's individual lives and their deep friendship. We also get insight to their pasts. I truly loved this book.