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Sophie's Journey - Sally Collings

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Published: 1st July 2010
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It could have been anybody's child. Ten days before Christmas. A room of children, napping on mattresses in their childcare centre, waiting for Santa to arrive. It's a peaceful scene. Until a car crashes through the doors at head height, smashing into the midst of the sleeping children.

The engine revs faster and faster; flames lick the ceiling. Incredibly, no child was killed at the Roundhouse Childcare Centre on 15 December 2003. But Sophie Delezio bears the legacy of that day written on her body.

Sophie suffered third-degree burns to 85 per cent of her body in the fire. She lost both feet, some fingers, and her right ear. Her survival was a miracle to many. Two years later, the unthinkable happens: Sophie is hit by a car, and once again left with near-fatal injuries. Yet again, she defies the odds and survives. Sophie's Journey traces the path of this remarkable young girl.

It is told through the words of friends and family, hospital staff, emergency workers and high-profile supporters. The voices of Sophie's parents, Ron and Carolyn, run through the story, describing the twists and turns of their journey so far.

This book tells of a child's resilience, of the choice between life and death, and of a strength that prevails through suffering. Sophie Delezio has a message of hope for us all. This is her story.

About the Author

Sally Collings worked in book publishing for almost twenty years, dividing her time between London and Sydney. Now based in Brisbane, she is a freelance writer and editor, working on books and magazines. Her work focuses on stories of inspiration in the broadest sense - from portraits of life after loss to accounts of academic excellence.

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5.0

Inspiring!

By Bee10

from Melbourne AU

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about Sophie's Journey:

    Sophie's Journey is an uplifting story of resilience, love, and the incredible work of doctors and hospital staff. My only objection would be people who say Sophie is going to do something wonderful with her life / that she was saved to do something special. That is a lot of expectation to put on a child, or on anyone. She has already done something amazing - she survived! I pray she will live her life to the full, whatever that may be for her, even if it means an 'ordinary' life.
    P.S. Don't read this book in public unless you don't mind bawling in front of others!

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    5.0

    A parents worst nightmare!

    By Nannychooks

    from Dunedoo

    About Me Casual Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Inspirational
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Special Needs
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Sophie's Journey:

      A hard to believe story of a dear little girls suffering and battle to survive.

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      ISBN: 9780732285531
      ISBN-10: 9781466939189
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 1st May 2008
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.7
      Weight (kg): 0.39