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where I saw this book advertised, but bought it for my Kindle. I’m glad I did.
It is one of those books that keeps you engrossed.
Old Before My Time is a fascinating
account of this family’s challenges and joys. Alternating chapters are from the
perspective of Hayley Okines’ mother and then from Hayley’s point of view. It
is very well done.
As a writer
myself, I want to send out kudos to Alison Stokes for assembling their story in
an entertaining and enlightening way. The events are the Okines’, but the skilled
writing of Ms. Stokes makes the book definitely readable.
recommend this tale of a little girl’s journey through a devastating illness by
putting a positive spin on it. Currently 13 years of age, she lost her best
friend when Hayley was only 8 and her friend only 11. As devastating as aging eight times faster than normal is, Progeria has opened doors for Hayley and her family that are shut for most of us. Follow her fascinating trips to meet famous people and the overwhelming medical procedures she endures to find a cure for this painful illness.
event for Progeria children and their families provides them all with
encouragement and helps promote research for a cure. May it advance quickly. — Gail