Book Review: The Awakening of HK Derryberry


Full Title:
The Awakening of HK Derryberry: My Unlikely Friendship with the Boy Who Remembers Everything
Author: Jim Bradford
Contributor: Andy Hardin

It was an ordinary day last year when I saw a post made by W Publishing Group on Facebook. I thought it was already late for me to enter the giveaway, but I still took my chances. Not a day passed when the announcement of the winners was posted.

You bet!
I won a signed copy of the book: The Awakening of HK Derryberry! Wow! Talk about an unexpected gift that would later on amaze me! Add to all that the wonderful pleasure of being friends with HK’s grandmother. Hi, Grammy!

This was a book feature I put up last year:

All right! Let’s start with the book cover. It’s simple yet one that will make you want to look at it nonstop.

TAOHD book coverI love that the book includes a few photos of HK, Mr. Bradford and his wife, Grammy, and some famous athletes.

HK and Mr. Bradford’s story is inspirational yet sprinkled with a lot of humor, and I loved it!

This book made me admire Mr. Bradford’s sincere efforts to reach out to HK, which wouldn’t have happened had not Grammy cooperated.

Every chapter has just enough number of pages, so it never bored me at all.

Reading this book made me feel like I’ve been with HK in all his adventures and amazing encounters.

I recommend this book to people whose family members have special needs or disabilities, to those who need some inspiration, and to those who want to have a new perspective on life.

This book will drive you out of your comfort zone and will make you want to love others instead of being content with receiving the same. By then, you’ll be able to see life with a fresh pair of eyes and say: “Lovely, lovely, lovely.”

Oh by the way, this book received the 2017 Audie Winner: Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction Audiobook and Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine.

Pick up a copy of The Awakening of HK Derryberry through the following links:
Barnes & Noble
Christian Book
Powell’s Books