Matthew Hunt is a guy to cheer for—human and flawed, but thoughtful, kind, and slightly disorganized. In a word, he’s real.
I admit to being a little concerned going into the story. What happens to him is not your normal escapist “happily ever after” material. He’s a nice guy with a rosy future all laid out when a car accident he doesn’t remember consigns him to life in a wheelchair. I thought, at first, it might be too much like real life, and I normally read to either learn or be entertained. I’m thrilled to say, A Life Worth Living accomplished both and contains the very satisfying, happy ending that the title promises.
I don’t know if someone with Matt’s injuries would appreciate the story, but I certainly did. By vicariously experiencing Matt’s life, I learned details I would have been afraid to ask a paralyzed person. I saw the challenges he faced, what he needed to do to overcome them, and the joy that comes from accepting life the way it is.
Lorrie Kruse was able to do this without making me squirm. Better yet, the characters and their lives were so captivating I didn’t even realize I was learning until after I’d finished the book.
A Life Worth Living is an uplifting book that captivated my attention with likeable and realistic characters in truly human circumstances. I’ll be watching for more from this author.