Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong by Cameron Bloom, Samantha Bloom, Bradley Trevor Greive
This autobiography is both heart breaking and uplifting as Sam Bloom tells her story which inspired the international bestseller Penguin Bloom. We learn about Sam's background as an intrepid explorer and athlete before an accident in Thailand that leaves her paralysed. Sam does not gloss over the pain, trauma and depression this accident caused her and her family. It is the rescue of Penguin, a little damaged magpie chick which begins the slow process of healing and challenging herself 'to fly again' as she witnessed Penguin overcoming her obstacles. This beautiful book inspires us all to be our best selves.