Friday, October 25, 2013
Review of "Still Lolo" by Lauren Scruggs
Before reading this book, I am sad to say that I had never heard of Lauren Scruggs. I don't watch the news, and I'm not up to date with the news online or on facebook.
In December 2011, Lauren got into her friend's airplane to see the Christmas lights. It was nice weather out, and Lauren was never one to shy away from anything. She was usually very bold and adventurous. But for some reason, that night Lauren was unusually nervous. She remembers sitting in the airplane thinking that the airplane was going to crash, or just this surreal feeling that something bad was going to happen. The plane landed and everything was fine. She couldn't believe how crazy she had been for worrying. But the instant she stepped off the airplane, everything changed. It was very dark that night, and instead of heading towards the house she walked straight into the plane's propeller. After that, everything went black.
The book goes through her recovery, and how she felt after losing her left eye and hand. She describes all of the emotions she went through and how her faith in Jesus got her through the toughest times.
I loved the fact that this book was not mainly just about the accident. It went back and forth between dealing with the aftermath of the accident, and her life growing up. Although she had been a Christian for most of her life, her life was far from easy. Her parents split up when her and her twin sister were just small children. Her parents did the best they could and actually co-parented very well spending lots of time with the girls together. The girls prayed everyday that their parents would get back together no matter what the odds were against them. When they were around 11 years old, their parents got back together! The girls knew that they truly experienced a miracle.
I loved this book. I loved that I was glued to it from the very first pages. (I read the book in only two days!) "Still Lolo" is actually written by Lauren's whole family. Many of the chapters will say they are written by either Jeff (dad), Cheryl (mom) or Brittany (sister). Needless to say, I will highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I absolutely think that this is a book that can reach a multitude of people and really make a difference. I rate this book as 5 stars.
I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers to give my honest unbiased opinion.
To see some of the beautiful work by Lauren Scruggs, check out her online magazine called Lolo Magazine.