How will she ever rise above this devastating and life-changing event?
This is not my normal reading. I normally read fiction, but I was intrigued by the title and the synopsis of this book. I never felt bored with it. It kept my attention all the way through. Lauren, her sister, and her parents are interesting people whom I wouldn’t mind meeting. The book starts out with the story of how Lauren and Brittney (Lauren’s twin) are born. That in itself was a miracle. This book is filled with miracles. Reading it, I was very thankful that I have both my arms and legs. Learning to live without a limb would be extremely difficult, but Lauren Scruggs managed to learn and survive to tell her story.
One thing that I thought really moved the story along was how it was written. Still Lolo is told not only from Lauren’s point of view but from Brittney, Jeff, and Cheryl’s point of view as well (Jeff and Cheryl are Lauren’s parents). Different perspectives and different writing styles kept me intrigued and entertained.
The language of the novel is vivid and descript, reading almost like fiction, though it is the story of someone’s life. I loved Jeff and Cheryl’s story and their testimony of getting divorced and then remarried. I really liked the pictures in the book as well. They helped me to relate more so to Lauren and her family. Everything in the book was well-written. I also really liked how the book skipped from the accident to the past.
Reading Still Lolo will make you thankful for what you have and make you wonder if you could handle something as tragic as Lauren Scruggs did. After the accident, her life was different. But it was just as full—if not more full—than before.
My only complaint with this book is that they didn’t wait a few more years to write it. I wanted Lauren to find the love of her life in the end and marry him. Unfortunately, she didn’t. But I did enjoy reading about Lauren’s valiant struggle against the darkness that infiltrates her life. She shone forth with the light and love of Jesus in the end. And that is the testimony that every true Christian woman should have.
I give Still Lolo a 4.5 star rating.
*Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.