How much can a person with $25 and the clothes on his back accomplish in a year? This is the question that Adam Shepard set out to answer. Scratch Beginnings is this story. Follow his journey through homelessness, searching for a job, setbacks, and triumphs. The language and reality of the streets is represented on the page for readers.
I read this book as part of my new nonfiction challenge. It was a great beginning to the challenge. I found the book both entertaining and inspiring.
This is a great book for adults and older teens. The final thoughts that Shepard offers are an insightful reflection on his experience, and a lesson all of us can learn.