Raising Owen, Suzanne Lezotte

Raising Owen: An Extra-ordinary Memoir of Motherhood is the story of a first time mother coming to terms with her oldest son’s surprise diagnosis of Down syndrome shortly after his birth. 

Like any first time mother, Suzanne Lezotte assumed having her first baby would come with all the usual pleasures and trials of motherhood, except one-an unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome when her son Owen was seven days old. Her every expectation of parenthood was derailed. The fantastic plans she had laid out in her imagination for her perfect child crumbled, and forced her to confront her own beliefs, and to embrace a world of uncertainty.

Suzanne shares details of her own transformation from initial complete grief and denial to total acceptance and advocacy for her son, just as he is. She takes the reader on a quest for full inclusion for Owen from preschool through high school. “Life will not be a special needs class” became her motto and she still uses it as her guide today.

While Suzanne’s book is about the particularities of raising a son with Down syndrome, it is more broadly about being a mother and the valuable lessons we encounter when raising a child.  

Raising Owen: An Extra-Ordinary Memoir on Motherhood has to be one of the most moving memoirs I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Suzanne Lezotte is the author of Raising Owen and throughout her book, she shares her experiences being a first-time mother to a son with Down syndrome and all that she learned and experienced along the way. Throughout Raising Owen, Suzanne poignantly shares her story and the result is a moving piece of literature that will charm, inform, and move its readers from beginning to end and that is why this tale should not be missed!

Raising Owen will take the reader through the experiences of Suzanne Lezotte throughout her time as a first-time mother. Suzanne knew that being a first-time mother would come with its challenges, but she didn’t expect that when her son Owen was just seven days old he would be diagnosed with Down syndrome. Owen’s diagnosis turned Suzanne’s world upside down as everything she had planned, was no longer possible and she had to embark on an unknown journey where she had to learn fast. However over time Suzanne comes to terms with her son’s diagnosis and goes on to advocate for her son and the result is a beautiful and powerful story that shouldn’t be missed, and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Raising Owen!

Suzanne Lezotte’s story is an exceptional one that will speak volumes to many readers, especially to those who have had similar experiences to Suzanne. The story, although at times heartbreaking is still an inspiring one because Suzanne shares her journey of how she overcame the shock news and still excelled. That is why Suzanne is a truly wonderful woman in my opinion, both for her incredible writing and also for her reasons for sharing her story with us to inform, inspire, and entertain us.

The profoundness of Raising Owen is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Suzanne Lezotte effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers and compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Raising Owen at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Lezotte’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.

Raising Owen is an informative, well-written memoir with words that flow beautifully throughout and so I have no choice but to award this stunning book a brilliant five stars. If you are a reader who loves memoirs with poignancy, then Raising Owen will make the perfect read for you, so do not miss this book!

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