Goodreads 2019 Book 100 ‘Zak – My Boy Wonder

Zak, My Boy WonderZak, My Boy Wonder by Deb McEwan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 100 of my Goodreads Challenge 2019

Dr. Seuss was right when he said
‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?’
Zak certainly stands out, he truly is a ‘Boy Wonder’ he is thoughtful and caring and even though he has endured countless operations since being born his smiles will still manage to melt your heart. A truly inspirational young man.

This is a heart-wrenching story, more so than any other book I have ever read because sadly it is TRUE! This is a memoir unlike any other and it has taken thirteen years for Jo to feel she has the strength and the time to share her story with us. The story of how she and her family have overcome so many obstacles when bringing a critically ill baby into the world.

The book although not terribly long is dotted throughout with images of Zak right from birth and as he grows and goes through ever more operations so his smile grows and reaches into your very soul.

The parts that stand out for me are those where Zak has undergone another major operation and awakes to ask for food. The boy always seems to be hungry but then that has to be a good sign.

You cannot help but fall in love with this young man and his family, a truly inspirational story. Very highly recommended.

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