A Long Walk In The Garden, Cindy Fourie

Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Parenting & Relationships

I can’t say exactly when I felt the change, but the doctors say it definitely was between 18 months and two years of age. Mom used to give me chips in a bowl and my favourite trick was to tip the bowl over and eat the chips off the carpet. Looking back, how unhygienic! On one particular occasion, Mom gave me my bowl of chips and I was planning to do the same when all of a sudden my hands didn’t want to respond to my thought pattern. I thought, “Maybe I am not concentrating.” So I put my mind to it and tried again. Nothing. What is wrong? I could see on Mom’s face that she thought I was just being naughty. It could be that I was just having a bad day. Tomorrow would be better. Tomorrow was not better; in fact, it was worse. 

A Long Walk in The Garden is a poignant, touching and moving memoir written by Cindy Fourie that chronicles her life living with Rett Syndrome. Never before have I encountered such an essential book because not only is the book valuable as it informs readers of a condition that many people will not know about, but it will also delight readers with the author’s lovely outlook on life that will inspire as well as move readers.

A Long Walk in the Garden chronicles the life of Cindy Fourie, and she describes how from a young age that her symptoms began to start. For those of you that do not know, Rett Syndrome is a rare genetic neurological and developmental disorder that affects the way the brain develops. The syndrome can cause an inability to use muscles for the eyes, body and even speech as it is all connected. What is also not known is that the syndrome only usually occurs in girls. Not many people know about this syndrome, I personally had heard of it, but I never knew about the symptoms or even how it can affect your life. That is why A Long Walk in the Garden is one of the most poignant memoirs I have ever had the pleasure of reading and a read that should not be missed.

A Long Walk in the Garden is a poignant, moving read that made me feel a lot of host of different emotions. This moving piece of literature may be hard-hitting at times, but it is an essential read because it will make the reader aware, and shed light on a subject and happenings that not too many people think or know about. That is why already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this moving book; it is beautiful, heart-breaking and touching all at the same time, and you will not be disappointed if you read it.

Cindy Fourie, the author of A Long Walk in The Garden, has written her story in a way which speaks to the reader. Cindy is not only an incredible writer for making her storytelling so personal, but she is also fantastic for the high quality of her words. Cindy has poured her heart and soul into her book and has been so open, and I admire her for this and her message of hope which is prominent throughout her book.

Overall A Long Walk in the Garden is a stellar read that will inform and charm its readers with rich literature, and so, I have no choice but to award this poignant read five stars. So please book lovers, have a read of A Long Walk in the Garden, you will not regret it.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on A Long Walk In The Garden. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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“A long walk in the garden – living with Rett Syndrome” was written by myself (Cindy Fourie) and details the life of my daughter, Mikayla Rachel Fourie, who was born with and lives with Rett Syndrome. From the synopsis, one might make the mistake that I have Rett Syndrome. I just want to clarify that my daughter has Rett Syndrome and I wrote the book as if Mikayla is telling the story of her life.

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