Inspiring. A true story about a strong mother daughter bond as they go through the effects of abuse, drug use and more. There are dark moments in the book, but the victories in their life make the story worthwhile. A book you'll have a hard time putting down.
What a great book - shows the true love and devotion of a Mom who went through so much with her only daughter. This book showed the situation from both perspectives, and really was hard to put down. Great read!
This book was amazing!!! The journey of this mother and daughter is an incredible story. I read it in a day or two, because I could not put it down! Great book for parents who are having problems with their teens (these are serious problems in the book so they either put things in perspective or give ideas), or also great for the girl who was the tough kid to raise. I definately shed some tears during this book.
An overwhelmingly powerful book. Whether or not you agree with the extreme measures Claire took to "reform" Mia, you will be captivated by the writing, the shared experiences and the pure raw emotion captured in this book.
I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in reading about child abuse, sexual abuse, drug addiction, overcoming childhood abuse, incest, behavior modification schools, troubled teenagers and mother/daughter relationships.