Ghost Boy

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius is a heartbreaking, and at times chilling, but ultimately hopeful story of a normal, healthy boy whose life was turned upside down from something as simple as a sore throat. Martin went from a typical child to basically a vegetative state as an unknown disease went through his body and it slowly shut down. About four years after his ordeal began, his mind began to wake up - but he couldn't move or communicate and nobody knew. He spent a decade trapped in an unresponsive body and unable to let anyone know his mind was back. This story tells a heartbreaking story of how he finally managed to reclaim his life. This is an amazing book. Martin's story is so important because it will change the way people think about and view people who are in what is believed to be a vegetative state. How heartbreaking to know that there may be others who are believed to be completely unresponsive who are, in fact, awake and alert inside. I hope that this story may change the way these people are treated. This book was truly a page turner and a quick read. Parts of it jumped around a bit and made it difficult to follow, but overall the writing was compelling and excellent. I can't recommend this book enough. It will definitely open your eyes. I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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