Incredibly compelling tale about a mother's determination to pull her daughter out of self-destruction.
Hard to read . . . but difficult to put down. Anyone who has struggled with extremely rebellious teenagers needs to read this.
A welcome tale of a famliy who had a positive experience with a home for troubled teens.
This was an excellent account of a mother and her daughter's journey through a tumultuous life. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing although it was difficult to read at times. The writing was so descriptive; it was easy to imagine being right there watching it happen.
This book is OUT OF THIS WORLD! It is gripping. It is suspensdeul. It is a true story and is authored by the mother and daughter the story is about.
What is unusual is how WELL the story is written. It reads like fiction. It could be easily turned into a screenplay and be hollywood blockbuster.
It is a fascinating yet horrifying journey into abuse, anger, neglect, love, and hatred. A scared, hurting 15 year old girl turns to a life so distroted through the taste of drug abuse that she runs away from home.
The story follows Mia (the runaway drug addict daughter) through her run away, rehab, escape and ultimate "lock up" in a Czech Republic instution.
I couldn't put it down and recommend it highly!
Amazing- it will grip every mother's soul
How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools-a bright, beautiful girl from a loving home-trade school uniforms and afternoons at the beach for shooting up in the back of a van in rural Indiana? How does a devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year? Mother and daughter tell their paraell stories in mesmerizing first-person accounts.
This was an amazing book, an unbelievable true story, with a wonderful ending. Although I could have done away with some of the language, that was my only set back.