That the boy I am looking for is this;
He is a boy who is well on his way to becoming a man, yet in the transition he manages to hold near and dear to him the few precious childlike qualities that are too often "outgrown." i.e. child-like faith, appreciation for simple things, uninhibited laughter. and so on. He is able to distance himself from the animosity of things that surround us yet still be aware and well-informed.