The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love by Scott Michael LeRetteThe Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love by Scott Michael LeRette

The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love

byScott Michael LeRette

Hardcover | November 4, 2014

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Like any other teenage boy, Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing, and girls. But unlike most other eighteen-year-olds, he has a rare brittle-bone disease, was locked in a mental ward as a child, and is autistic. Yet Austin doesn't let any of that stop him.

His is a world where suffering a broken back is a minor inconvenience and the quest for the ultimate strawberry shake just might be the best day of his life.

Written with remarkable candor by Austin's father, Scott, and New York Times best-selling author Susy Flory, The Unbreakable Boy weaves the beautiful and often humorous tale of how Austin teaches his father-and everyone else he encounters-to have faith in God and trust that one day life's messes will all make sense.

Austin's journey dares us all to believe that miracles are possible, that hope does spring eternal, and that we can find joyous moments to celebrate every day.

Scott LeRette is an ordinary man with an extraordinary son. Born and raised in rural Iowa, Scott and his wife, Teresa, have two teen sons, Austin and Logan. Both Teresa and Austin suffer from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. Austin was also diagnosed with autism at the age of ten and several heart defects. T...
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Title:The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional LoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.63 × 5.75 × 1.13 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1400206766

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational in so many ways! In Austin's world a simple hug can break his bones. How does he handle every day life? With great gusto! Add to his medical condition a diagnosis of autism and his parents are kept on their toes minute by minute. You never know what their day will bring. I really enjoyed this true story. Young Austin has many challenges in his day to day life and yet he approaches life with positiveness and with great verve! I really enjoyed reading about his escapades and how he kept his parents on the go though I was exhausted just reading about it and my heart went out to them many times throughout the telling. I especially enjoyed the journey of Austin's father from a selfish young man who fathered a boy with many needs not really in love with his wife to a more mature man, husband and father totally committed to God and family. And I love how he wove in how Austin has taught him all this throughout the years along with his wife Theresa who was a steadfast rock. It was an easy read having a good flow to it. Each event told was significant to the whole of the book and I never felt bogged down in the telling. I finished it a few days. I closed the book with a smile on my face from having read such a wonderful perspective. If I had to describe this book in just a sentence I would say inspirational in many, many ways. Thanks to BookLookBloggers for a free copy to review. I was not required to give a positive review and all thoughts are my own.
Date published: 2014-11-05