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A Chance In The World is a title that sounds like a gamble-in this gamble not many would have bet Steve Pemberton would win.
on April 28, 2017
A Chance In The World by Steve Pemberton just breaks your heart. This true story of a child betrayed by all the people and forces put in place to help him, is a sad commentary on the foster care system. By his own resiliency and fortitude Steve survived, what can only be called a living hell. He did find some along the way to keep a glimmer of hope alive that someday, somewhere there would be a life for him, thank God for those few folks.
There is somewhat of a parallel of this story and that of Antwon's Fisher's, as told in "Finding Fish", especially of the father's family. Both Steve and Antwone were raised within blocks of their father's relatives (who would have rescued the child) yet never knew until adulthood. This is a book I highly recommend and feel it should be required reading for all who work in the foster care system.