Like any other teenage boy, Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing, and girls. But unlike most other 18 -year-olds, he has a rare brittle-bone disease, was locked in a mental ward as a child, and is autistic. Yet Austin doesn't let any of that stop him. His is a world where suffering a broken back is a minor inconvenience and the quest for the ultimate strawberry shake just might be the best day of his life. Written with remarkable candor by Austin's father, Scott, and New York Times best-selling author Susy Flory, The Unbreakable Boy weaves the beautiful and often humorous tale of how Austin teaches his father - and everyone else he encounters - to have faith in God and trust that one day life's messes will all make sense. Austin's journey dares us all to believe that miracles are possible, that hope does spring eternal, and that we can find joyous moments to celebrate every day.
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A touching story
This book was a very insightful look into the struggles parents with autistic children face and how those same struggles can become a blessing.
Austin is a boy that looks at life much differently than most. The book is filled with stories that make you laugh and nearly bring you to tears. I find myself wanting to meet this boy who appears to have an unbreakable spirit.
This was my first audiobook and Lloyd James' performance captivated me from the start. He is very well spoken and I look forward to seeing what else he has to offer.
- Robin L. Parker