Elephant Girl, by Jane Devin, is the story of a woman who took the painful memories of her past and transformed them into something that is so beautifully written that you can't help but enjoy reading it, even through the tears. I wept for the little girl, was frustrated along with the teenager and cheered for the adult as Jane Devin took me on the heartbreaking journey of her life. This is a difficult book to read and even more difficult to put down but it will leave you incredibly grateful for life and possibility. As I wrote in another review of this book, "This book takes you by the heart from the first paragraph and doesn't let go, even long after the last page is turned."
I know Jane Devin from her blog, Facebook and Twitter and she is an amazingly strong and determined woman who perseveres against all odds, time and time again. She is an inspiration to those of us who are probably a little too sheltered, too complacent, too often swayed from our dreams.