The goal of the common read is for every student to gain a new perspective about the power of the human spirit and their own resilience!
“Kevin Connolly has used an unusual physical circumstance to create a gripping work of art. This deeply affecting memoir will place him in the company of Jeanette Walls and Augusten Burroughs.”
— Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
"A courageous, immensely rewarding chronicle expressed in arresting words and pictures."
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 8/15/2009