Monday, August 3, 2015

Paralyzed Dreams by C.B. Cook

Genres: Christian; Young Adult; Contemporary
Pages: 55

Paralyzed Dreams
Goodreads Description

She lost everything she’d ever dreamed of.

Fourteen-year-old Pam Wilson's life is going perfectly. She and her best friend, Lauren, are becoming an amazing volleyball duo, and her dreams of playing in the Olympics are coming along wonderfully. Then a car accident paralyzes Pam from the waist down, and her dreams for her life are shattered. No more volleyball, no more walking, no more future. The only thing she has left is her faith in God… if she would only turn there.

This was a sweet novella, and I'm glad I got the chance to read it. Pam's was an inspiring story. A girl--who has everything going for her, it seems--loses her ability to walk. And her dreams are shattered.
It was easy to sympathize with Pam's hurt. The feeling that she'd lost her identity was hard for her to overcome, but I love how her friends didn't give up on her, even though she was very hard to be around.
Her feelings and reactions after the incident felt realistic to me, although I did think the end was a bit rushed. It seemed everything was resolved too quickly, although I did like the theme about turning to God in times of trouble.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, inspirational read.
Content: Clean!
**I received a complimentary copy of this novella from the author in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Cool review! Sounds like a book I'd like to read. :)


  2. Sounds interesting :)

    1. It was a sweet, clean read. And written by a teen author, too! :D