It is difficult for me to make peace with the idea of children with disease or physical handicaps. Although sometimes they are in books and movies only and I know that it is fiction, I'm aware that for many families it is a painful reality they have to take on every day. I always admire family, doctors, nurses and volunteers working in hospices, who every day come up against the suffering of children. For this reason, books and movies in which children are wronged are difficult for me. If I can, I try to avoid them.
In Anna Sakowicz's first novel "The Dream Thief" there was already the theme of a children's hospice. The huge dose of optimism of the author led me to believe that everything would end well, despite all the misfortune. I trusted, read, and I wasn't disappointed. The end of this book leaves us with hope.
The beginning of the next book "It is possible" blindsided me. How come? It should be "they lived long and happily ever after"! Death in a novel with such a positive title? It turns out that Anna Sakowicz's books are like life. Sometimes it is beautiful, the sun shining in the sky, a lot of money in our pockets and we have a goal to pursue. Sometimes, unfortunately, we are beset with miseries, which more often than not, come in pairs. We need a lot of inner strength to get through it all.
While on annual leave in Kociewie (ethnic region of Gdansk Pomerania in Poland), the main character of "It is possible", Joanna, has a chance to change her life. She meets many different people along the way: some are amazing and friendly, but there are also vicious and envious characters. Just as in the previous book, we read about intrigues and difficulties which the characters run into. These griefs are so realistic that we are easily convinced that we are involved with them. Together with the characters we fight and try not to give up. Nobody said that it would be easy; we don't know what we will meet at the end of our journey and the ending is not always as good as we would like. Whether it actually is possible – as the title suggests ¬¬– and who Joanna can count on, you get to know when you read the book.