A powerful message that our way of thinking is important for us to become stronger - 6 August 2022

Review by Alma Boucher for Readers’ Favorite



A Fraction Stronger by Mark Berridge is his inspirational journey to recovery after a horrific accident. On 10 March 2019, his life changed forever in the blink of an eye. His future role in his family, career, and ability to walk changed. Mark had to rebuild this identity. He was able to regain much of his mobility and will be a work in progress for his remaining life. He felt guilty that he was going to be a burden to his family. Mark focused on mastering one movement at a time to move him toward recovery. He was stronger after each milestone he reached. It was a struggle to stay positive and look forward to recovery. However, his way of thinking was essential to his physical recovery.


A Fraction Stronger by Mark Berridge is emotional and engaging. The story is an inspiration to us no matter the circumstances we face. It is full of information, and I never felt overwhelmed with all the details. The book was easy to read and had my attention from the beginning. Mark shared his deepest emotions and experiences after the accident. He described what happened and how he felt in detail. He did not let obstacles hinder his recovery. He finds a way to overcome them. He was prepared to take it one obstacle at a time. This memoir is excellently written. It has a powerful message that our way of thinking is important for us to become stronger. It was interesting to read other people's life stories and realize there are so many others going through their own life storms.