Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

When I first saw this book, I was hoping that it would be like Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. It was not, it is a book about laughing at life, while having a disability. It was not a book about what it is like to have a disability. This is a very important distinction. Do you live defined by what you cannot do? Or do you live with humor and friends in your life, accepting that there are some things that you will not be able to do. This is what Shane Burcaw does with his life. Throughout the book you can see his perspectives on life change and grow as he matures. The writing is casual and it is as if he is just sitting there telling you about his life, not like you are reading it. Shane’s life has been anything but normal and in this book he tells us some of his experiences (good and bad) of what it is like to live with a disability. This book brought up some interesting points that I had never thought about for what it is like to live with a disability, but it was also about living life to the fullest. This book is definitely for ages high school and up, considering it covers the time span of a boy going through puberty. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fast, philosophical book about living life to the fullest.

 

$14.34
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