Thursday, May 31, 2012

Book #79: The Vow

Title: The Vow

Author: Kim and Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson

Date started reading: June 1, 2012
Date finished reading: June 2, 2012

Publish date: February 2012
ISBN: 978-1433675799
Number of pages: 208

Official summary: "Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, 'I’m no hero. I made a vow.'" (

Movie trailer:

How I obtained the book: How I obtained the book: Got through (It's like eBay, but it's based on a point system instead of cash exchanges)

Pre-reading commentary: This is yet another book I'm only reading because I watched the movie and wanted to check out the book too. I only sort of liked the movie. It was another movie that I watched because I found a bootleg copy online that I could watch for free when I was bored and because, well, I think the main actor is hot. (Who doesn't find Channing Tatum totally hot? If I woke up with amnesia and Channing told me he was my husband, I don't think I'd argue.)

Post-reading commentary: Boy did they change so much for the movie. The movie dropped about 95% of the true story. The book was amazing, but I didn't expect the real story to be so vastly different than what was portrayed in the movie.

Memorable quotes:
  • "Life isn't fair; it's life." ~ Krickitt
  • "Risk is part of love." ~ Krickitt
  • "It's the toughest coaching job I've ever had." ~ Kim on helping Krickett through rehab therapy
  • "It was as if I was living with two women inside one body. One was kind and gentle and doing all she could to rebuild our married life. The other was a sullen teenager with a quick temper who didn't care that her words would hurt me." ~ Kim

Buy on The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie

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