There are just some books that no matter what you say about them, you know you'll never do them justice. For me, this is one of those books.
This woman is incredibly brave to have told her story. I just can't imagine how she did it. Living with what she went through is unbelievable. I loved her honesty and refusal to paint things less ugly than they were. I became so involved with her story, I felt I could see what she saw, smell what she smelled, felt what she felt. The horror of that day came back to me with crystal clarity but with added knowledge.
I think this is a very important book. 9/11 has become just a distant, though horrible, memory to so many people. It's a good thing to be reminded. We still have men and women serving in wars because of what happened that day and the victims are still struggling to live with the terror they lived through that day. They need to be remembered in our thoughts and prayers.
I commend this author for her courage and am grateful to her for telling her story. My son military son has done three tours and it was good for me to be reminded of why he had to. Overall, riveting story that will have you remembering, sniffling and being grateful for the simple things we all take for granted.
Thank you so much, Leslie Haskin, for sharing your story of survival.