From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called Devil Boy by his classmates; Gods will is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mothers devout faith, his fathers practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was Gods idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by designespecially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life hed always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide openbringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters....
|Title||:||The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell|
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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Reviews
At his birth, Sam Hill's mother predicts that he will have an extraordinary life due to his extraordinary condition but it doesn't feel that way to Sam when he starts at the local Catholic School and is called "Devil Boy" and nicknamed Sam Hell. Sam has bright red eyes from ocular albinism that cause everyone to stare at him and makes him a target for the school bully. Sam has a protective and loving family who teach him to be resiliant and he eventually finds a friend in Ernie, the only African ...more
"Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth." (Mike Tyson)
Action steps on the toes of re-action. You never fully realize what you're capable of until backed into that corner or running out of rungs on the ladder of life.
Samuel Hill is the only son of an only son. While that may be rare in itself, Sam has been born with ocular albinism. While the lyrics of "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" seem strange, stranger still is the fact that Sam's eyes have a pink/red tone. Kids will find ...more
4.5 Extraordinary Stars!
THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL by ROBERT DUGONI is a touching, uplifting, heartwarming and an absolutely wonderful novel that had me totally engrossed and interested throughout this entire book. I was totally captivated and immersed with the voice of Sam and his story as he looks back on his life, making this novel extremely hard for me to put down. Sam totally touched my heart!
ROBERT DUGONI delivers an inspirational and beautifully written story here with wonderful ...more
"We realize it is in those quiet moments that each of us has the ability to make our life extraordinary."
Sam was born with ocular albinism which resulted in him having red pupils. While many of his peers were freaked out by this and called him "devil boy", his Mother declared it's "God's will" and fought for Sam to be able to attend Catholic school. Sam suffered from the ignorance of others (including a nun at the school) and constant bullying. He then found friendship with Ernie, the o ...more
4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars
Robert Dugoni is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I have long been a fan of his Tracy Crosswhite legal thriller series but The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell was the first of his standalone titles I've tried. Within moments of starting I was completely hooked, devouring pages as fast as possible until suddenly I realised I was nearing the end and wanted to slow down so I could stay in the presence of Sam, his family and close friends. Spanning almos ...more
4.5 Extraordinary Stars
This is the story of Sam Hill, who was born in 1957, with ocular albinism, which made him have red eyes.
He was born to very loving parents, the mother being very religious and thinking Sam was extraordinary and would live an extraordinary life.
Sam attends Catholic school and is bullied and called “the devil boy” by many children, but he also makes two friends who become lifelong friends, and I just love their story.
There are many very sad moments in the book, things Sam e ...more
3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a chance to read and review this ARC. Publication is in April 2018.
Sam Hill was nicknamed 'Hell' for his ocular albinism, red eyes. He was 'the Devil from Hell'. He was bullied by both children and adults. His religious mother called him 'special, extraordinary'. She was always by his side, standing behind him, protecting him, advancing him. Finally when a black boy moved to town he had a friend in Eddie Cantwell. Then they both befri ...more