Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

Friendship, Strength, and Recovery After Boston's Worst Day

Book - 2017
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A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing describes how the explosion that amputated her foot and took the lives of those near her actually lead to unexpectedly beautiful moments in her life as she maintained friendships with those who came to her aid.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781610397001
1610397002
Branch Call Number: 363.3259 SDOIA SDOIA
Characteristics: vii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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CarleeMcDot
Apr 25, 2018

While we were in Boston for the marathon we also went to a game at Fenway. Before the game started there was a ceremony for some of the survivors and family members of the 2013 bombing. Roseann and her three "perfect strangers" were welcomed onto the field and I heard briefly about her book. I knew when I got home I would grab it from the library. Although I've read a few books surrounding the events that took place on April 15th, 2013, I loved that this one took a slightly different approach. It definitely talked about the bombing, but it also focused on the friendship, strength and recovery afterward. I think what stood out most to me was Shores part. He was a twenty year old college kid who didn't run away from the bombs, but ran TOWARDS them, trying to help others. I pray I am never put in a situation like this, but if so, I hope that I would have the courage to help those around me! I would give it a 10 out of 10.

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