CATEGORY: Fiction. Inspirational. Magical Realism. Friendship. Feel-Good. Clean (Ages 11+)
I was paralyzed—trapped in my own mind. The friendship of a crazy old man was my way out.
14-year old Aaron Greenburg is trapped in a vegetative state. He's awake and aware of everything around him, but the doctors don't realize it. After being placed in a care facility, he receives a new roommate—an old eccentric jazz musician with dementia. When Aaron talks in his mind to stay sane, the old man hears his thoughts and replies. But no one believes the old man because they think he's crazy. And when the old man thinks he's living in the past with his dementia episodes, it pulls Aaron into those moments in time and he gets to experience 1920's New York City, getting into a scuffle with the mob in a Chicago nightclub, the front lines of World War II, Disneyland in the 60s, and much more as the two develop an unlikely and unique friendship.
4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace is a humorous and heartwarming coming-of-age story, entwined with an end-of-age story, that will capture your imagination and renew your faith in the power of friendship.
PRAISE FOR 4 YEARS TRAPPED IN MY MIND PALACE
"A winning tale" — Kirkus Reviews
"Every teen should read this."— HowDoesShe.com
"I could not put it down. Recommended for all ages." — ReadersFavorite.com
"Splendid"— San Francisco Review of Books
"Rich storytelling"— WhisperingStories.com
"Best Book of the Year!"— PlayfullyEverAfter.com
"Humorous, entertaining, and touching. A major work by a masterful writer."— Grady Harp, Amazon.com Hall of Fame Top 500 Reviewer
"One of the most interesting and inspiring books that I've read in a long time."— Heather Monson, editor
"I did not want to turn the last page."— Jen Johnson, Author of Scarlet
"Captivating"— Kirkus Reviews
"An awesome adventure"— Gooftroop Girl
"Superbly entertaining."— ReadersFavorite.com
"It is very rare that I finish a book and want to yell and scream about how much I enjoyed it. WOW!!!!!"— John Around The Corner Reviews