Ink is a memorable and touching story written by Zita Harrison. If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be intense, and I like every part of it. The author successfully brought forth an old but gnawing issue of discrimination and the ugly truth that everybody judges everybody in an attempt to overcome his/her own fears and insecurities, like how Ink was singled out by the other students because of his birthmark and how he, in turn, thought less of them because they were stupid. It shows how someone looks at someone else’s inadequacy to make him feel better about himself. In addition, the author wrote in a way that makes the reader identify with the characters and feel guilty for being pretentious and self-righteous. The character that, for me, stood out among the rest was Audrey. She was the epitome of a mother, patient, loving, understanding, compassionate, self-sacrificing, and most of all, present. She was always there for Ink, making him feel better, standing up for him, accepting him even in his most unacceptable behavior, and letting him go to find his place in the world.
I, therefore, give this book the rate of 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to readers who enjoy stories about self- acceptance and rising above adversity.