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Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite
In Body In Space: My Life With Tammy by Margaret Gonzalez, upon meeting Tammy, Marge knows the beautiful little girl belonged in her life permanently as her own daughter. After meeting with the foster family that had cared for Tammy, Marge pressures the agency to do the paperwork necessary so she can finally adopt the child and is eventually able to take her home. Tammy displays many odd behaviors, some endearing and surprising while others are tantrums. Marge discovers that the girl has PDD-NOS, an autism spectrum disorder that is the root cause of the odd behaviors. With motherly love, nurture and patience, Marge is sure that Tammy has the capability to grow into a beautiful and bright young woman.
Body In Space: My Life With Tammy by Margaret Gonzalez is, without doubt, the most heartwarming memoir I have read in a very long time. I love the strength and courage Marge displays, even when she is second-guessing herself and the choices she must make for Tammy. My heart broke for Marge when the agency was taking so long to get the paperwork done so that Tammy could finally go home with her. I was ecstatically impressed with the chance Marge took by going ‘straight to the top’ by writing to the president during her efforts. I recommend Body In Space to anyone who loves to read inspirational stories that show how hope and love are the most essential guides, especially for children like Tammy in need of a loving mother like Marge.