Blue Shy

By Barbara Link


Barbara Link's journey with brain injury begins with the most shocking phone call that a parent can ever receive telling of the attack on her daughter, Ellie.Her story chronicles the hospital stays, the traumatic year post-injury and the eventual recovery of her daughter. Inserted into her narrative are e-mails from Ellie, written in present time ten years after the attack. The e-mails use creative spelling and syntax but they are full of caring for others, wise and humorous. They chronicle Ellie's every-day life as she attempts to attend college and live independently.

Blue Shy tells the story of a determined young woman who will not let her brain injury prevent her from being independent.