The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

book review

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

written by
Emma Carey
review by
todd kuchel

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky is a non-fiction which shares the Author, Emma Carey’s very own incredible story of how she survived a 14,000-foot free-fall drop without a parachute.

In 2013 at 20 years of age, Emma was holidaying in Switzerland when she chose to sky dive for the very first time.

It would have been a normal, short-lived thrill were it not for an accident that left her plummeting to the ground without a parachute.

With her spinal cord severely crushed, she was forced to adapt to a new life in a spinal ward, with the news that she would never walk again.

Whilst the book certainly contains details of the accident, it’s actually Emma’s recovery, life choices and attitude towards life that makes this story most remarkable.

With a newfound grit and determination, and with luck on her side, the book delves into the long road that lead to Emma walking again.

Ten years on from the accident, Emma is making the most of her legs, and living by the words, ‘If you can, you must’, with dreams to travel, explore and enjoy the adventures that this life we are given, has to offer.

Emma’s belief that waking up happy and grateful each day is a choice, not something that is given to us, is sure to give readers a better outlook on life.

This book is both confronting and inspirational, highlighting what life is like for those living with a disability. This is definitely a book that should be on everyone’s to-be-read list!

Todd Kuchell

contributor // The barossa mag
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