Book Review: The Unbreakable Boy

The Unbreakable Boy
A Father's Fear, A Son's Courage, And a Story of Unconditional Love
By Scott M. Loretta with Susy Flory

Like any other teenage boy Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing and girls. But unlike most other eighteen-year-olds, he has a rare brittle-bone disease was locked in a mental ward as a child and is autistic. Yet Austin doesn't let any of that stop him.

His is a world where suffering a broken back is a minor inconvenience and the quest for the ultimate strawberry shake just might be the best day of his life. Written with remarkable candor by Austin's father Scott, and New York Times best-selling author Susy Flory, The Unbreakable Boy weaves the beautiful and often humorous tale of how Austin teaches his father and everyone he encounters to have faith in God and trust that one day life's messes will all make sense. Austin's journey dares us all to believe that miracles are possible, that hope does spring eternal and that we can find joyous moments to celebrate every day. 

Honestly I love this book. I'm not quite sure about my views on autism, by that I mean I think it's over diagnosed and probably not just one "disease", but I love the point of view of the father. Not only does his son have a mental disease that is full of stigma (as most in the United States are) but also a physical disease. Somehow though he manages to still be happy to be alive, and I think everyone can learn from that. If you like Unstoppable, Limitless, or The invisible Front this is a book you need to read. 

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