Book: From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones Pages: 107 – 195 For: Friday, November 12th.
These chapters outlined Shari’s life from the 5th through 10th grade. She overcame a lot of obstacles during these years. Saying simply that her home life was unstable would be a big understatement. Shari’s mother remarried, her stepsister committed suicide, and shortly after her mother escaped this abusive marriage, she remarried yet again. Add all of that to several long-term illnesses, struggling with dyslexia and several other learning disorders, moving schools several times, and a severe lack of coordination and confidence and you would expect a disaster of a life. Yet she somehow managed to turn her life around and earn straight A’s, make the JV cheerleading team in 10th grade, and be socially accepted by her peers. Shari is truly an amazing person.