This book is amazing. It was such a peaceful and fulfilling read. I wish I could just write my review with a blank page with floating butterflies, kind words fleeting across the page and Louis Armstrong singing What a Wonderful World (one of my favorite songs) in the background. Why? Because in the story, Abe is alone, he has nothing until he reaches out on the internet and connects to some of his peers. Hesitant to meet with these peers, they react just like he thought they would when they do meet up yet later when the initial shock wears off, they reconnect and they built a solid relationship. They see something in each other, it’s real, a real friendship where no one expects anything from each other, they just want to be with each other and enjoy their time together. What made this so story so special is that Abe has Lou Gehrig’s disease and he’s 17. Abe’s aging fast, his disease is progressing faster than the doctor’s thought. He’s still a person, a person capable of doing things; it’s just his body that is giving out on him. Appreciate life, appreciate what you’re capable of doing, appreciate your friends and family, appreciate…..appreciate….
“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world”
(I have this link on my ipad)
Enjoy and smile.