- Title: Unshattered: Overcoming Tragedy and Choosing a Beautiful Life
- Author: Carol Decker and Stacy L. Nash
- # of Pages: 208
- Release: June 5, 2017
- Genre(s): memoir, inspiration
- My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*I was given a free copy by the publisher, but all opinions are my own.
Unshattered recounts Carol’s fight for survival against sepsis and its life-shattering complications. From excruciating skin grafts to learning how to function in daily life without lower legs, a left hand, and her sight, Carol takes us on a personal and raw, yet inspiring journey. She travels through the darkness of trauma, anxiety, and depression to arrive, literally, at the peak of a mountain with a heart full of gratitude and love.
I really enjoyed reading the memoir. Carol’s writing was very open and frank throughout the book.
I have read multiple memoirs where the authors skim over the negative events in their lives and then wonder why the readers don’t fully comprehend the authors point or pain. On the other hand, Carol’s memoir has a spotlight on the negative. She shares her physical and mental state during every stage of her battle with sepsis.
I believe Carol’s story is a testament to the strength and will power of the human mind. Carol is living proof that one single thread of hope/desire is all that is needed for an individual to come back from the abyss.
Everyone should read this book. Yes this book has parts that are sad and hard to read, but remember that it has a positive end. Once you finish the book you will understand. I promise.