13 DIAMONDS – Life Before Death from a Child’s Perspective is a story about family. It is about hope and all the beauty life has to offer, until the unimaginable strikes and a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball made itself at home, intruding in the happy lives of a loving family. 13 Diamonds portrays the feelings and views of a young girl who witnessed her mother, the brightest, most beautiful woman she knew, slowly die – taken by this horrific form of cancer. It is about strength, life, death, beauty, grief, and most importantly, it is a story about love.
It’s the story of Philip being kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria and being held hostage. His account of what happened in great detail and his reflection on life and experiences in life.
Could not put this book down, the authors personality shines through and shows courage and love. The topic of the biography is sinister however it laced with humour and demonstrates the strength in family.
Philips colourful past gives the book depth and body.
You experience very emotion through out the book.