FRIDAY BOOK SHARING!
What are you reading?
So I love Twitter for many reasons – and finding new books (and fellow book nerds) are at the top of my I LOVE TWITTER list. And I happened across a tweet that mentioned The Honest Truth as a book that could turn non-readers into readers. Now that says something. So I added the book to my ever-growing list of books to read and sadly, I didn’t get it to right away. So many books, so little time. But this week, I picked it up and started reading. I was hooked. Trust me on this one. It might sit on your shelf, but once you pick it up, you won’t put it down till you finish.
“The mountain was calling me. I had to run away. I had to.” So begins Mark’s story, and his journey to Mt. Rainier. Mark is compelled to run away and this is what moves the story forward. Why does Mark have to run away? Well, he is not an ordinary kid with an ordinary life. He has been battling cancer for years. Cancer that robs him of an ordinary childhood, a typical first day of school, normal days spent playing outside. These moments don’t happen for Mark because he has to battle cancer with chemotherapy. And when a phone call comes that the cancer has returned, Mark decides to leave with his dog, Beau, and climb the mountain he was destined to climb. No plot spoilers here, because you must read it yourself. I will share this: Beau and Mark both surprised me on this emotional and heartbreaking journey. It is a story of friendship, dreams, and empathy. Trust me.
Definitely check out Dan Gemeinhart’s website and once you finish The Honest Truth, you’ll be eagerly anticipating Some Kind of Courage, just published in January, 2016. I’ve officially added it to my “To Be Read” shelf and I can’t wait!