Kate recommended this book to me last week and I’m so glad she did. These days, I’ll usually just download books on my Kindle but actually bought this in hardcover because I wanted to thoroughly enjoy the gorgeous color photos that went along with the story. It was definitely worth the trip to the bookstore.
Bloom is Kelle’s story of finding out upon birth that her daughter, Nella, has Down Syndrome. As readers, we feel Kelle’s shock, disbelief, grief, anger and, finally, joy right along with her. I actually had to set the book down after page eight for an hour because I was crying so hard. It’s such a beautiful memoir and Kelle is such a prolific and talented writer—I really felt like I was right there in the hospital amongst her group of girlfriends, crying and laughing at the same time. It sounds kind of cliche to say “a book changed me”, but after finishing Bloom I do feel changed. Kelle writes with such honesty and authenticity that you can’t help but consider her a friend by the end and think quietly to yourself, “If she could get through this, maybe I could, too”.
I highly recommend this book to everyone! Just do yourself a favor and buy the hardcover! You don’t want to miss this.Pin It