Dancing in the Storm

Dancing in the Storm - Shelly Maguire, Beth  Huffman Dancing in the Storm is a very inspiring book. When Shelly was 12, she was told that because of her Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis, she probably wouldn't live past the age of 18. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she ignored the doctors and pushed herself to live a great and full life.

What I enjoyed about the book was the honesty. The book is written through a series of e-mails between Ms. Maguire and Ms. Huffman. It waffles between the e-mails and narratives about Shelly's life. I will admit that I wasn't too comfortable with the format at first but as the book progressed I began to enjoy it. The book also includes several e-mails from family members that give the reader another insight into Shelly's life. I think that rounded out the story telling very well since the reader was not just getting the autobiographic perspective. Ms. Maguire's story is very inspiring. It's a quick read and quite enjoyable.