A Fraction Stronger is an inspiring book for those who enjoy true stories of grit and perseverance.

Review by Susan van der Walt for Readers’ Favorite


An early Sunday morning biking accident not only causes a severe spinal injury for Mark Berridge but also fractures his identity. Not only does he have to face the possibility of limited movement, but also the effect this accident will have on his corporate career. In A Fraction Stronger, Mark Berridge relates his story - describing the accident and his healing journey. Although hoping for a miraculous recovery, he also had to make peace with the fact that he would never attain one hundred percent recovery. Mark Berridge works toward his primary goal - to obtain his best recovery and identity - by setting smaller and achievable goals regarding his physical rehabilitation and building a new identity.


A Fraction Stronger tells of the physical pain and effect of Mark Berridge's biking accident and his emotional struggle and loss of identity. He shares the stories of many others who had fought and overcome similar hurdles. These stories gave him the necessary hope and courage to persevere. Mark also highlights the importance of his support network and many small acts of kindness that encourage him during hard times. I love the questions for reflection he poses at the end of every chapter, which is a resource to help others deal with devastating events. I've also enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of every chapter, which has been a source of inspiration for Mark Berridge throughout his healing journey.


A Fraction Stronger is an inspiring book for those who enjoy true stories of grit and perseverance.