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3500 Book Review

Review By Brent Dodge


Book: 3500 - An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles

 There are moments in life you can't plan. While you know a major event is occurring, the little events that occur throughout that day are what truly make up that day. On May 31, 2012, I was at a major event: the closing of Snow White's Scary Adventures. Little did I realize that the events that would happen that night would stick with me for different reasons than I ever imagined.

There was an autistic boy there that night named Ben who loved Snow White's Scary Adventures more than probably anything else in the world. That night he was going for a record by riding the attraction for his 3,500th time! That's quite the accomplishment! His story began to touch the hearts of everyone in line and by the end of the night, I was sure the story would just be a happy memory I would look back on.

Luckily for me, and other readers, Ben's father, Ron Miles, had been jotting down Ben's story throughout the years so he could at some point share his son's love story with Snow White with the world.

3500 - An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White is one of the most inspirational stories you will ever read. Even though you know Ben will eventually hit the impressive number, you can't help but cheer for him along the way hoping he will do it. The true gem of the book though isn't Ben's story, but Ron's. Throughout the book we learn the ups and downs a parent goes through raising an autistic child. We cheer as Ben tries to sing with Ron while our hearts stop when Ben is in so much pain but can't explain to his parents what's wrong.

Whether you know someone with autism, are a parent, or are just a big Disney nut, this book is a must read! It has something for everyone and from the moment I picked the book up, I couldn't put it down until I had finished Ben and Ron's amazing story that took them from rainy Seattle to sunny Orlando.

3500- An Autistic Boy's Ten Year Romance with Snow White

To order your copy, stop by where you can pick up an autographed copy! While there, make sure to follow up with Ron's blog posts, follow Ron on Twitter, Pintrest, etc.

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