Scar Of The Bamboo Leaf
Scar of the Bamboo Leaf
That boy is like thebamboo...foreign and unknown in this environment. But like the bamboo,if you plant and nurture it in the right soil, it has the potential togrow vibrant and strong.
Walking with a pronounced limp all herlife has never stopped fifteen-year-old Kiva Mau from doing what sheloves. While most girls her age are playing sports and perfecting theirtraditional Samoan dance, Kiva finds serenity in her sketchbook andvolunteering at the run-down art center her extended family owns,nestled amongst the bamboo.
When seventeen-year-old Ryler Cadesteps into the art center for the first time, Kiva is drawn to the angry and misguided student sent from abroad to reform his violent ways.Scarred and tattooed, a friendship is formed when the gentle Kiva showshim kindness and beauty through art, until circumstances occur beyondtheir control and they are pulled away.
Immersed in the worldof traditional art and culture, this is the story of self-sacrifice anddiscovery, of acceptance and forbearance, of overcoming adversity andfinding one's purpose. Spanning years, it is a story about an intuitivegirl and a misunderstood boy and love that becomes real when challenged.