[Jonathan Hernandez] º The Truth About Aaron: My Journey to Understand My Brother [numismatique PDF] Read Online ↠´ This was an amazing read.
Jonathan did such an amazing job telling his brother Aaron s story.
If you are a fan of Aaron s on and off the field and you supported him even when his darkest times came about definitely read this book I gave this 3 stars out of guilt Had this been written by a professional writer and contained than a scattered, cursory recounting of brief snapshots of Aaron s Life, my rating would have been lower.
At only 168 pages, this is a quick, and disappointingly short read I had hoped to learn about Aaron s childhood, schooling, relationship with family and friends However, as I read I realized that this book wasn t really an attempt at full blown biography, it read like a therapeutic endeavor undertaken by a grieving brother to try and piece together major pieces events in Aaron s life that may illustrate better his life choices or lack thereof with the severe CTE and ultimately, his suicide.
The writing will not win any prizes, but
I started reading this book and couldn t put it down Jonathon was truthful about his brother s changing personality, the struggles he had and the wrong people he chose to be friends with He was truthful about their upbringing, his Dad s violent temper and the struggles him and Aaron had growing up Very sad, but very realistic, at least with me I have never been able to wrap my head around why Aaron would do the things he did After reading this book, I understand a little better what CTE did to this young man I m not excusing at all what he did but I do believe CTE played a big role in what happened.
I actually cried when I read what Jonathon did at seeing his dead brother for the first time A brother he loved, who was his best friend growing up, a brother he still loves despite all that happened with Aaron.
This was one of the best and saddest books I have read in a long ti Aaron s supporters waited a long time for one of Aarons family members to speak and share their opinion on everything that was happening As an MSW student who is learning the causes for certain behaviors I was not too surprised that Aaron had a difficult childhood However, it was sad to read all the beatings and sexual abuse that Aaron experienced NO CHILD SHOULD BE ABUSED I agree with Jonathan that Aaron s CTE had a significant affect on his behavior and I believe Aaron told the truth when he admitted that HE DID NOT pull that trigger He is guilty for bringing the wrong people in his life I think Jonathan did all he could to help his brother and I applaud him for writing this book I wish Aarons family nothing but the best as they continue to heal from losing Aaron.