Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives
(full title just doesn’t fit properly in my blog’s theme…)
I’d put off reading this book for far too long. Not because I didn’t want to, just that life happened. Too many times. But I finally read it–not nearly in the time that it took to read the last book, The Noticer, but then again, I wasn’t trapped within the confines of a coast-to-coast flight either.
After reading this on the (relative) heels of The Noticer, I have this to say: I think I may need to start picking different types of books. Like the previous book, this one made my eyes leak…
Rex is the story of a boy born blind, was autistic and suffered from apraxia, and the struggles he and his mother faced as he grew as they discover his extraordinary gift as a musical savant. It is a truly touching and absolutely amazing story with virtually every emotional up and down imaginable.
It hit home with me not just because of the amazing story that it is in and of itself, but because some of those struggles are ones that we faced with our oldest son a few years ago, so the story was that much more poignant for me.
This is another must-read from Thomas Nelson Publishers.