Thursday, May 6, 2010
All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard
This compelling novel about two best friends, Bridget and Maureen, tells an unimaginable story of tragedy. In a brief moment on an icy road in December their lives were changed forever. After a collision with a truck one girl is dead and the other is battered beyond recognition. The family, friends and town morn and bury a beautiful young lady and pray for the recovery of another who is still in a coma. But, a terrible mistake has been made and the doctors discover the girl in the coma is really the girl they thought they had buried.
The novel is based on a true story and is filled with hope, love, healing, guilt and an incredible tale by Jacquelyn Mitchard. I could see this used in a student book discussion group with many topics to explore. This is one touching book that I highly recommend you read.
IF YOU LIKED THIS BOOK, TRY…
Mistaken Identity by Don Van Ryn
Wrecked by E. R. Frank
Bringing up the Bones by Lara M. Zeises
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates
Book cover from Follett