A Review of Goodnight Brian by Steven Manchester

310 pages
Publisher: The Story Plant (January 8, 2013)

(Yesterday's post was an interview with Steven Manchester, author of Goodnight Brian. Today I review the book.)


Brian Mauretti is diagnosed with a developmental disability as a baby due to a nutrient deficiency. Doctors tell his family he will never walk or talk; but they don't know his grandmother. With faith and love Angela DiMartino is determined to help Brian grow from a caterpillar into a butterfly and watch him soar.

My Review: 

Ok, I cried A LOT while reading this book-stupid doctors, stupid bullies!  I found myself inspired by the grandmother's faith and determination to help her beloved Brian accomplish all he could. A moving testament to the power of love. I also enjoyed the facts the author included such as the history of the Special Olympics  Highly recommend it.

* I was given an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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  1. Lisa- many thanks for the wonderful review. I appreciate it, and I'm happy you enjoyed the read.

  2. thanks for the review..i think I would like this pro life book!!

  3. I enjoyed it. He writes family friendly books with good messages. You do cry a lot though. :)


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