Still LoLo, by Lauren Scruggs with Marcus Brotherton.
Stronger, by Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter.
When Jeff Bauman woke up in the Boston Medical
Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs,
the first thing he did was rip out his breathing tube to try to speak.
When he realized he couldn’t, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down
seven words: “Saw the guy. Looked right at me,” setting off one of the
biggest manhunts in the country’s history. Just thirty hours before, Jeff
had been at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon cheering on his
girlfriend, Erin, when the first bomb went off at his feet. Up until that
marathon, Jeff had been a normal twenty-seven-year-old guy, looking
forward to moving in with Erin and starting the next phase of their lives
together. But when his life was turned upside down in ways he could never
have fathomed, Jeff did not give up. Instead he faced his new
circumstances with grace, humor and a sense of purpose, and he was
determined, no matter what, to walk again. In Stronger, Jeff describes
the FBI investigation, his grueling rehabilitation, his guilt,
frustration, compassion, and the courage of his fellow survivors. Jeff’s
story is not just his, but ours as well. It proves that the terrorists
accomplished nothing with their act of cowardice and shows the entire
world what Boston Strong really means.
Finding Me, A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed, by Michelle Knight
with Michelle Burford.
The Promise: A Tragic Accident, A Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love,
Loyalty, and Friendship, by Rachelle Friedman.
My Story, by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart.