Jimi & Isaac 5a by Phil Rink
The Brain Injury

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Every part of Isaac’s journey is meticulously and thoughtfully drawn. The emotional reality of what is happening to him and his family is conveyed realistically and with tremendous care...Highly recommended for both its quality of writing and its superb handling of difficult subject matter.
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Jimi and Isaac are rock stars, epic heroes, intellectuals, and loving sons. They are wise and foolish, sublime and earthy. They are middle school boys, stumbling and shoving their way into manhood.

Isaac always knows the answer. Everything is easy for him. But when his dad falls off the roof, Isaac can't help. He can't fix his dad's brain, he can't fix how helpless his mom feels, and he can't stop making things worse.

Isaac needs to learn to wait, and to accept life as it happens. That's not an easy thing for Isaac.

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Book Report My friend Isaac is kind of a jerk and kind of a good guy. When Isaac's dad hurt his brain, Isaac got hurt too. He just didn't know it right away, and then we didn't do a good job helping him, either.


This isn't one of those "happy ever after and everyone gets a cookie" kinds of stories. It's more like real life. Sometimes you don't get a cookie. Sometimes you go hungry.

-Isaac's friend Jimi Peterson.
 

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Published December 1, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 116 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books.
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on Dec 01 2014

Every part of Isaac’s journey is meticulously and thoughtfully drawn. The emotional reality of what is happening to him and his family is conveyed realistically and with tremendous care...Highly recommended for both its quality of writing and its superb handling of difficult subject matter.

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