Raffi by Sierra West Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

A young boy must grapple with the tragedy surrounding his hero in author Sierra West’s “Raffi”.


The Synopsis

Raffi depicts a story of a boy and his hero. A real-life example of processing one of life’s most impactful events. And the lessons, hardships, and, ultimately, triumphs that are experienced through that journey. 50% of the proceeds for this story go to the Mamba Mambacita Sports Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of America to promote youth sports and education in underserved communities.

The Review

This was a heartfelt and compelling children’s book. The author was able to distinctly tell a remarkable story that children and parents alike will fall in love with, all while catapulting the reader into an emotional read that deals with some powerful moments in life that will stay with readers.

To me, the heart of this story rests in the powerful themes the author explores and the relatability of the narrative overall. Having grown up in Southern California, the Lakers were our favorite team, and having spent many years watching Kobe, Shaq, and so many other incredible players take the team to championship after championship, the connection to those players was strong. The emotional depth of dealing with loss, and finding the inspiration within ourselves made this a memorable book.

The Verdict

Thoughtful, heartfelt, and engaging, author Sierra West’s “Raffi” is a must-read children’s book. The heartening look at how we recover from tragedy and loss and the lessons that those who inspire us can not only teach us but impact us on a grander level made this book a truly delightful read. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Sierra West is a first time author inspired by events that grounded the world. Writing and telling stories is a deep passion of hers, especially pertaining to societal topics and events. She hopes this story will be appreciated by kids, parents, and anyone in between, and is looking forward to continuing with her passion.

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