Book Review: Beautiful Scars
A Life Redefined
by Kilee Brookbank and Lori Highlander
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Biographies & Memoirs , Teens & YA
Pub Date 14 Nov 2017
I am reviewing a copy of Beautiful Scars through KiCam Projects and Netgalley:
On November.10.2014 sixteen year old Kilee Brookbank’s life was forever changed. She lived in Georgetown Ohio a small town with a population of around 5000 the kind of town where everyone knows everyone. Her last ordinary day would erupt in an explosion that engulfed the family home, and would burn over 45 percent of her body.
Kilee was a beautiful girl, and modest.
At first Kilee did not realize the extent of her injuries and could not understand why the paramedics were frantically cutting off her clothes. Her hands were badly burned and they feared she could face loosing her fingertips.
Kilee was in the ICU at Shriners for awake before she was moved to a regular room. She would spend a total of 38 days at Shriners. Her parents would learn to bathe her, wrap her and clean out her burns in preparation to go home despite the excruciating pain, it was something that had to be done to prevent infection.
Not only was Kilee facing the reality of her burns, but she and her family faced the reality that there Home was gone.
Beautiful Scars is Kilee’s story, one of resilience, of triumph and determination.
Five out of five scars!