Book Review: Fly a Little Higher by Laura Sobiech

Book Description:

Fly a Little Higher book review“When Laura LSobiech learned seventeen-year-old Zach had one year to live, she asked her son to write good-bye letters to family and friends. She also offered one last prayer: ‘Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone’s life to be changed forever.’ God answered her in ways she could never have imagined.”

My Comments:

If you want a heartwarming, poignant, and uplifting book that will make you smile, cry and send you running to hug your children, Fly a Little Higher is the book to do it. Reading the book will probably change the way you look at life, too.

The book may be about one young man’s battle with cancer, but it is also so much more than that. It is about the lessons Zack teaches us about courage and faith and hope and approaching life as the precious gift that it is. His life reminds us of what is truly important in life and what it means to reach out to others. And he gives us an example of what it means to trust God, even when trusting is difficult.

One of the ways Zach reached out was through music. Instead of writing the letters that his mother asked him to write, he wrote songs. One of those songs, Clouds, became the #1 downloaded song on iTunes two days after he died, May 22, 2013. I never heard the song but I found it on Youtube after reading this book and it is a beautiful song. I recommend you check it out.

Although the book is about Zack’s life, death and the inspiration he was to everyone, the rest of his family are an inspiration, too. In a world where so many families fall apart during crisis, it is moving to read how this family is brought together during Zack’s illness. And my heart goes out to Laura Sobiech. I can’t imagine how I would react if I learned that Andrew was diagnosed with cancer or other terminal illness, so reading about her ups and downs, and her faith and strength is very inspiring.

Do read this book! I give it four (4) stars.


Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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