Thursday, April 9, 2009

I will survive

Sophie's Journey
Sally Collings

Selling at RM25
SOLD *restockable*
Condition: NEW

My thoughts
An amazing story of a little girl who was involved in not 1, but 2 accidents which made her lose her feet, some fingers, her right ear; and left her with bad burns and permanent scars. This story tells of her resilience and and how her family and an entire nation (Australia) rallied around her. When I first read this book, it brought tears to my eyes. Reading books like that always do that to me!!


Ten days before Christmas. A room of children, napping on mattresses in their day care centre, waiting for Santa to arrive. It’s a peaceful scene. Until a car crashes through the doors at head height, smashing into the midst of the sleeping children. The engine revs faster and faster; flames lick the ceiling. Incredibly, no child was killed at the Roundhouse Daycare Centre on 15 December 2003. But Sophie Delezio bears the legacy of that day written on her body. Sophie suffered third-degree burns to 85 per cent of her body in the fire. She lost both feet, some fingers, and her right ear.