My daughter and I both read this book and both liked it BUT we wonder what we don't understand about why this gal was put in this place and why she seems to accept it in the end. I don't consider that a spoiler or wouldn't say it, in fact, I'm still thinking about it and wondering what in the world I missed here. And no, I was never a lenient parent, far from it! Still I give the book a five out of five and if you want to discuss it, just send me a pm!
I found this book to be very interesting, as I always wonder what exactly went on in Rehab. This book tells it all and it surely isn't a piece of cake. Yet with all that these girls went through some actually made it and some just could not endure and had to repeat the process over and over again.. Makes me wonder if some of us are truly broken and can NOT ever be fixed.
I think you will find this book hard to put down.
I really enjoyed reading the book Bad Girl: Confessions of a Teenage Delinquent.
Step by step of the stay was really great. To read her side of being a delinquent helps to understand what and why people lash out at the world or people they love.
I normally just skim through the book descriptions before I read a book and sometimes I don't even read the book description at all. I went into this book without knowing what I was going to read about other than a delinquent teenager.
I'm glad that I didn't know that this was about her being sent away to a level three lockdown facility. It just made the book all the better for me. I got to wonder where her father had sent her to and find out the answer right along with her.
Due to other books I have read on this subject and being that I myself spent a year as a teen in such a "brainwashing" program I really had a negative outlook on these type of facilities. But I can honestly say I feel that this program did help Abby to be a better person.
Some of the games they play with your mind in these type of programs usually make me mad and there were a few of these in this book that did as well. I didn't like how they tried to make Abby see her mother as bad and someone she should avoid. I also didn't like the fact that at times she was told how she felt when actually she felt very different. I also didn't like that she had to find something to be addicted to.
I would definantly read another book on how she is doing now if she ever writes one. I think it would be interesting to see if the program had any negative or positive long term effects.