In This Altered Body

A Survivor’s Story of Resilience and Love

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Pub Date 11 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 12 May 2024
Girl Friday Productions | Facing Forward Books

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Charlene Pell wears her scars like badges of honor—she has never hidden them.

Thirty years ago, on a sunny afternoon, Charlene was on a private flight to Cat Island, Bahamas, when the unthinkable happened: the plane, piloted by her fiancé, experienced a mechanical problem and crashed in a fiery inferno. When Charlene awoke, she discovered that 64 percent of her body had been burned, and her fiancé had died.

In This Altered Body is the compelling story of Charlene’s physical and emotional odyssey to reclaim her life and identity after surviving a tragedy that left her facially disfigured and grieving. As Charlene begins the long, painful process of recovery, she fears she will never be loved again, because her outward beauty has been destroyed and our society, obsessed with flawless skin and superficial beauty, stigmatizes disfigurement. But through dogged determination, Charlene overcomes difficult obstacles both physical and emotional—and learns from the experiences of other burn survivors to never write off her dreams and to be open to possibilities . . . including love. Brimming with insight from a life of perseverance, In This Altered Body is a piercing memoir about tragic loss and the resilience of the human spirit.

Charlene Pell wears her scars like badges of honor—she has never hidden them.

Thirty years ago, on a sunny afternoon, Charlene was on a private flight to Cat Island, Bahamas, when the unthinkable...


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Fantastically detailed descriptions of medical ramifications, emotional turmoil, surguries, every aspect of a life that a tragedy touches that you wouldn't think of. No one should ever have to endure such an extreme horror, but unfortunately as we know, people do every single day. Charlene does an excellent job of telling the story of how her entire world and person was altered and how she came to accept the new person she was forced to be, both physically and personally.

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A beautiful testament to a humans will to live in spite of great pain and tragedy. Charlene did a tremendous job bringing to life the plane crash and fire that forever changed her reality. She is a true angel and gave me much to ponder as I rethink my choices snd attitude to slight inconveniences. Amazing lady and amazing first book!

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You don't always hear positivity after such a devastating accident so it was interesting to hear the challenges and how hard the author worked to regain her life. I will say the only downside to me, was that it was a little too religious in parts. Many thanks for the opportunity to read this book.

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