Review of HOW TO WALK AWAY by Katherine Center

This is the most feel-good book that I have read this year, and maybe ever.  It’s the story of a girl with a bright future, about to get engaged to her dream love, Chip.  Then, the unthinkable happens, a plane crashes and she survives, but just barely.  In the hospital and a paraplegic, Maggie feels like giving up.  But she has a cast of supporting characters, including her mom, her dad and her estranged sister Kit who comes back home just to rally her out of her blue funk.  She also has a taciturn physical therapist who doesn’t seem to like her, his job or anything else.  But Maggie keeps struggling on, determined to make the best of the life that she has left.  The book has some parts that left me tearing up and other parts that had me laughing aloud.  The characters are so realistic that it is like watching a movie of a life that really happened.  The sympathy that I felt for Maggie was real: the anger I felt at those who hurt her was just as real.  I can’t say enough good things about this book except that you just have to read it to believe it!  It is insanely well-written!  

Disclaimer

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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