Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Still Me

All Transition Year Extended Essays are now in (we will post the best of these in due course).

In her reading for the essay, Lucy Maxwell-Brown included Christopher Reeve's autobiography Still Me, and while she was mid-book wrote :
"I think this book is one of the most moving and sad stories I have read in a long time. This honest book tells us a lot about how Christopher Reeves's life went up to the stage that he was now in a wheelchair. 

To make a long story short this man was a very active and sporty man; he never stopped - he was swimming, horse riding, cycling, you name it and he probably did it at one stage of his life. Sadly one day Christopher fell off his horse during a important competition and he became paralysed. He was never going to be able to recover from this so after quite some time of being in hospital and the paparazzi chasing him for his news he has come up with an idea.

I am more than three-fifths through the book and I can't manage to put the book down. I recommend this book to everyone and can't say enough about it for people who love autobiographies. This is the most moving and touching book I have ever read."

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