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Ghost Boy

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New York Times bestseller. They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years.

In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.

Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents' marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.

Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy's return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see:

  • A parent's resilience.
  • The consequences of misdiagnosis.
  • Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers.
  • The unthinkable duration of Martin's mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.
  • We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.


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    Publisher: Thomas Nelson

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: November 19, 2013

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9781400205844
    • Release date: November 19, 2013

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9781400205844
    • File size: 11044 KB
    • Release date: November 19, 2013

    Formats

    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook

    Languages

    English

    Levels

    ATOS Level:6
    Interest Level:9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty:4-5

    New York Times bestseller. They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years.

    In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live.

    Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents' marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought.

    Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy's return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see:

  • A parent's resilience.
  • The consequences of misdiagnosis.
  • Abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers.
  • The unthinkable duration of Martin's mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body.
  • We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.


    Expand title description text
    • Details

      Publisher:
      Thomas Nelson

      Kindle Book
      Release date: November 19, 2013

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781400205844
      Release date: November 19, 2013

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9781400205844
      File size: 11044 KB
      Release date: November 19, 2013

    • Creators
    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB ebook
    • Languages
      English
    • Levels
      ATOS Level: 6
      Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
      Text Difficulty: 4-5