Strange Beauty by Eliza Factor was an amazing read. It charts, in a very open and honest way and sometimes with a touch of humor, the story of her son, Felix, from his birth and diagnosis with physical disabilities and autism to special and significant moments in his life.
As a person with multiple physical disabilities myself, I could identify with many parts of the story and especially with the daily fight they faced. The story is so engrossing, and I could really see the personality of Eliza, her husband Felix and his sisters coming through throughout the course of the book. Felix’s determination in everything he does as well as that of all the family was very well represented.
The flow and pace were exactly right, so much so that I read it in a day. Thanks so much to Eliza and her family as well as the publisher and NetGalley for an advanced Kindle ecopy prior to publication. The mention of the YouTube channel as a place to find Felix and the Factor family was a beautiful and special touch to the book as I could see the family and how they lived their life and put a face to their names.