There are situations in life that will make us worried or sad. When we suppress these emotions for a long time, we can get stuck in the sadness and forget how it feels to be happy. This can lead to loneliness, depression, anxiety. It is easy to give up in life and let worry consume you, but there is always a reason to rise above your problems. The Boy From Afar is a story about a boy who had to flee from his home country due to war and had to start a new life on his own especially not knowing about his family’s whereabouts. It is the perfect book for children to learn self-love and acceptance.