Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A Review of Goodnight Brian by Steven Manchester
Publisher: The Story Plant (January 8, 2013)
(Yesterday's post was an interview with Steven Manchester, author of Goodnight Brian. Today I review the book.)
Brian Mauretti is diagnosed with a developmental disability as a baby due to a nutrient deficiency. Doctors tell his family he will never walk or talk; but they don't know his grandmother. With faith and love Angela DiMartino is determined to help Brian grow from a caterpillar into a butterfly and watch him soar.
Ok, I cried A LOT while reading this book-stupid doctors, stupid bullies! I found myself inspired by the grandmother's faith and determination to help her beloved Brian accomplish all he could. A moving testament to the power of love. I also enjoyed the facts the author included such as the history of the Special Olympics Highly recommend it.
* I was given an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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