Apex Reviews: 5 Stars

Broken Child Mended Man
Reviewed By Natalie Holland

Official Apex Reviews Rating:  5 Stars

The bullying. The brutality. The isolation. The loneliness. The neglect. The scars – both physical and emotional.

Stories abound of how life is for children forced to live in the foster care system. One could argue there can be no new information shared that would shed a different light on the harsh realities of orphaned and abandoned kids. For as many stories that exist, though, about such harsh realities – how many tales expound on the rare ones who emerge victorious from the confines of the brutal system?

Count Broken Child Mended Man among that number. Throughout the pages of his heartrending memoir, author Adam Starks does more than simply take the reader through his eventful upbringing in the foster care system; he puts on full display his incredible story of survival and ultimate victory, one gained through nothing less than sheer faith and perseverance. Starks holds nothing back as he highlights the full measure of desperation inherent in children such as him – with apparently nothing to live for – while aptly pivoting to the tangible results of refusing to settle for a hopeless existence. More than just an inspiring tale of overcoming challenging beginnings, Broken Child Mended Man is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and the limitless potential within reach of all those willing to push for it. An absolute must read.