Tuesday, June 13, 2017
I'll Push You by Patrick Gray Review
Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime.
Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other's weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he'd never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin.
So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick's immediate response was: "I'll push you."
I'll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You'll discover how love and faith can push past all limits--and make us the best versions of ourselves.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review Q&A-
- What did you like about the book and why? The strength and power of the two men and how it shows that perseverance is super important. It shows the reader to never give up.
- What did you not like about the book and why? It has a few down points where you feel super sad, but the outcome is worth continuing to read.
- What did you learn? There are people out there in this life that will do anything for you if you give them a chance, but having a friend for life is amazing.
- To whom would you recommend this book and why? I would say that if you need a bit of inspiration in life and feel let down by others, this book could pick you up a bit.