Gina’s Review: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny 
written by Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, Valerie Salembier
published by Howard Books, 2011

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksBook Depository, Goodreads

Did I enjoy this book: This is the sort of book that makes you believe in the good of humanity but also makes you feel sadness. I love that there are so many layers to the book — you get to see both sides of the story. You’ll see the dark side of drug use and abuse, the perspective of a child living in the streets, and a woman trying to nurture a child in need. Laura Schroff is an amazing woman, and I don’t know if I could act as she did if put in the same situation.


“All of our stories, as much as they are about anything, are about loss. And, perhaps, they are about what might have been. I wanted happy, loving parents who danced waltzes in the living room. I wanted children of my own, desperately. We all want relationships that are healthy and resolved, and sometimes that simply doesn’t happen. But the beauty of life is that inside these disappointments are hidden the most miraculous of blessings. What we lose and what might have been pales against what we have.”


Would I recommend it: If you are looking for a true story that makes you feel things and ponder life a little bit, then this is the book for you.


About the book – from Goodreads: In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller The Blind Side, The Invisible Thread tells of the unlikely friendship between a busy executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives changed forever.