The author also points out that several themes that he presents in this book have been ignored by American high school history textbooks. The author criticizes the dominant historical themes that are explored in these textbooks.
The widely accepted definition is given by Lord John Russell: “A proverb is the wit of one, and the wisdom of many.” This definition seems to be more relevant because people generally use proverbs in their speech to teach others something.
Winning this award for Young Adult Fiction was a remarkable achievement because several books have been written on the subject of love, but it is a novel with a difference that presents the theme of love from a very different perspective.
The story primarily tells about a returning veteran from the Second World War. That soldier suffers from a lifelong crisis of faith. However, he decides to create an anti-religious ministry in a Southern town that is said to be an eccentric place.
It proved to be a highly successful book and it got recognized as the Best Book for Young Adults from the American Library Association in 2007. The novel was adapted into a movie that was released in the month of October 2010.