Genre: Drama Publisher: David C. Cook Publication Date: March 1, 2013 Reviewed by Lori Twichell Baseball star Cory Brand has a perfect life. Or nearly perfect. As a star player in the big league, he seems to have everything someone could ask for in life. Fame. Talent. Wealth. What more could someone need? But behind the scenes, when the lights at the field are out and Cory’s on his own, his life is a far different story. Years spent running away from memories of an abusive and demanding father have left Cory as an alcoholic who battles heavy rage issues. Convinced he can keep going the way he has been…
I love it when you’re watching a movie or television program and suddenly the story line or the characters delve into something that’s a deeper truth. You know, something that’s completely unexpected and probably unintended, but shares a powerful message. I’ve seen Wreck-It Ralph several times over the past few weeks but when I was watching this past Sunday, several things hit me all at once about the story. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, there will be spoilers ahead – so consider yourself warned! Okay – still here? Let’s go.