Windows is an uplifting story of how humanity has pulled together during the Coronavirus pandemic. Written from Patrick's own experience of having to leave the family home due to his son's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Windows shows how five kids from different parts of the world connect and draw strength from their communities from behind the safety of their own windows.

A relationship in this book that stood out for me was the fact that the illustrations drawn by Jonathan Bentley conveyed more meaning to the text than the words did in my point of view. The basic idea of bringing a very simple yet powerful topic, and then adding a moral to it at the end is quite common indeed.

In order for this type of narrative to stand out amongst the other competition, it needs a beautiful execution of both illustration, and writing, and I’m proud to say that this book has all of that! However, something that the author and illustrator included which makes this story above all expectations, is that this story is relatable to all year levels, primary school students would feel safe if they ‘close the blinds’ from a certain hurdle in their life, this also applies for middle, and high school students as well. But more importantly, adults might feel like they are doing something wrong, and shutting the light on that topic might be a great way to avoid that.

Finally, around the time of the publish date of this book was when COVID-19 hit a lot of the main developing countries around the globe, so this book ties in really well and touches a lot of hearts around Earth. Windows is a touching book for children all around the globe. So concluding, I give this book a solid 4/5 and I recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Yenuka, Brentwood Park Primary School.