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Monday, April 19, 2010

Review: Iron Heart (Boyle)

Title: Iron Heart: The true story of how I came back from the dead
Author: Boyle
Genre: Biography, sports, non-fiction, survival
Pages: 256
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

All I can say about this title is WOW! This young man's story is a must-read for teens and adults alike. On the way home from swim practice, eighteen-year old Brian Boyle’s future changed in an instant when a dump truck plowed into his Camaro. He was airlifted to a shock-trauma hospital. He had lost sixty percent of his blood, his heart had moved across his chest, and his organs and pelvis were pulverized. He was placed in a medically-induced coma. When Brian finally emerged from the coma two months later, he had no memory of the accident. He could see and hear, but was paralyzed. He could not move, talk, or even blink. Unable to communicate to his doctors, nurses, or frantic parents, he heard words like “vegetable” and “nursing home.” Then, miraculously, Brian clawed his way back to the living. Iron Heart is the first-person account of his ordeal and his miraculous comeback. If you are a fan of sports, Lance Armstrong's story, or real-life survival stories, you will want to read this book!

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