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Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite
The Zen of Dancing in the Rain: Becoming One with the Storm is written by Aurita Maldonado. As a child, teen, and graduate, Aurita had such a passion for life, and her energy knows no bounds. She decides to join the service and is sent to Iraq after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The true horrors of war become clearer during a brief leave from her tour. A serious illness threatened to ruin her body and claim her life. Her own strength and passion for life allowed her to walk out of the hospital even though the doctors were sure her legs would never function properly again. Her drive to press on and engage in extreme activities helped her to stave off the very illness that should have consumed and killed her.
The Zen of Dancing in the Rain is an inspirational story that is a testament to how the human spirit cannot be conquered so easily. Aurita Maldonado’s courage is nothing short of amazing as she faces down every problem life throws at her as if it were her last fight. I couldn't put this book down. I applaud the bravery it took for her to put the events of her life into a book such as this. There is no doubt that many people can benefit from reading about the life-altering events that drove Maldonado to push on and thrive rather than give up. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys reading about true life experiences that have an amazing impact on the reader.