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Small Steps by Peg Kehret
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Sep 21, 2010

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** I gave Small Steps: They Year I Got Polio 5 stars because it was a really interesting book. It was the best book I've read so far. I read this book constantly. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. When I finished it my first reaction was, "wow, I love this book. I wonder if there is another book similar to it?" I'd definitely recommend this book to everyone. You'll like Small Steps if you enjoy reading about real-life situations. I was really interested in the fact that the author, Peg Kehret, wrote about her own life then continued writing fiction books.
This book is mostly about how Peg finds out that she has many different types of Polio. She goes to the doctor after school one day because she was walking from choir and her legs collapsed on the way to her locker. Before she went to the doctor she went home and fell asleep. There was a parade that night for homecoming and she really wanted to work on it, but instead she had a fever around 110 degrees. Her mom woke her up and took her to the emergency room to find that she had 2 types of Polio. She meets many friends in her hospital room, she shares it with a few other girls. She's heartbroken because she had to get rid of all her belongings so no one else became infected with Polio. She went to a camp after she was done with everything. She thought she was done with Polio, but really she wasn't. It came back after a few months.

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Jennifer Brinkmeyer I'm sold on your review. I've added it to my list!

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