From the Publisher:
If you've ever felt life fling you into a raging sea without a life vest, you should read The Unbreakable Boy. It's the edge-of-your-seat, funny yet poignant, don't know whether to laugh or cry story told about an amazing boy by his dad who sometimes hid in the closet from a neverending ride on life's craziest roller coaster.
Scott LeRette, with the help of author Susy Flory, tells the story of his son, Austin. Auz, as his friends call him, is remarkably triumphant in an obstacle course of disease and challenges. He faces a trifecta of disease -- brittle bone disease, heart defects and autism -- with a joie de vivre that makes you realize what is truly unbreakable about this boy is his spirit. A lot of us would crumble into hopelessness facing just one of those challenges, but not Auz. He's our hero, living life to the fullest, wearing crazy hats, and making friends with everyone. His challenges? They don't break his spirit. They make him extraordinary.
The Unbreakable Boy is about Auz, but it's also about his dad. Scott is a man-boy at the start and emerges a noble, courageous, dedicated father at the end. The journey between the two has so many ups and downs, twists and turns that you're certain something will break. It's a true tale you won't believe and will never forget.
You want to read this book. You have to read it. LaRette is transparent. His mistakes are our mistakes. His feelings are our feelings. And Austin? You'll feel like you have a new best friend as you cheer him on through life, amazed by his capacity to be victorious over every obstacle and battle life throws at him. The story perfectly captures the trials and errors of our lives and the triumph waiting for us if we never give up hope.
This is LeRette's first book but he also writes a blog called Austintistic. He and his wife Teresa have two sons, Austin and Logan. Austin and Teresa both have brittle bone disease.
Flory is the author or coauthor of five books including Thunder Dog, a New York Times Bestseller. She's also written for Today's Christan Woman, Kyria.com, Guideposts books, and others.
The Unbreakable Boy will be available for purchase on October 28. Click the image above to buy yours from Amazon. Or, better yet, enter your email address below to win a FREE copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers.
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10/25/2014 03:54:11 am
Sounds like a fantastic read....I don't think I've won anything in my 71 years on earth, so maybe I will be blessed to win this! Thanks for posting about this beautiful story.
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