“Today's review is on Crash: A Mother, a Son, and the Journey from Grief to Gratitude by Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein
First and foremost, I have to say that this is the most heart wrenching and heart warming book that I have had the pleasure of reading in a very long time.
A memoir of her son's tragic accident that left his girlfriend dead and him suffering from a traumatic brain injury, Crash takes the reader step by step on Bornstein's and her families grueling road through loss, recovery and acceptance.
Written so well and with such clarity, I could not help but be touched in some way or another from each and every page. Be it the description of Bornstein gasping for breath as she raced to the scene of the accident, the way she explained the fixed and dilated state of Trista's eyes, or the joy she felt when hearing Neil tell her that he "jumped", I was right there emoting along beside her.
Tragedy can happen in anyone's life at any given point, a concept many teens do not understand. It's something that we, as their parents don't want to think about either, but it is something that does need to be addressed. No one is indestructible. The alarming number of teen deaths due to drinking and driving, drugs, or suicide should be proof enough of that, but many times it just isn't. I wish that someone like Neil or his family could have spoken at my high school. Perhaps then, three of my classmates would still be alive today, all taken to early because of someone driving under the influence of alcohol.
An AMAZING Book that should be a part of any teen's library. I know I'll have my own two read it.
5 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon”