Beautifully sad. The author was really able to capture the child's point of view.
I loved this book. It is beautifully written with wonderful imagery. The metaphors and analogies she incorporates into the story gives a sense of, "Wow why would I not have made that comparison before." Although the topic of a twelve your old kid fending for herself may be uncomfortable for some, the authors writing style is something special. You feel like you are there personally keeping an eye out for Baby and Jules. Almost as though you could whisper in there ear to tell them to do the right thing. They both lead a tough life, and the story follows the relationship of Baby and her father, her pimp Alphonse, her first love Xaiver, and the random people she meets along the way. The struggles she endures and overcomes make you have mixed emotions as you read, but in the end you are open to interpret the outcome.
This was a very good book about finding one's way in the world and the need to be important to someone. I liked how Baby learned about herself and her father.
This was a VERY depressing and sad book subject-wise, but there was enough beauty in the character's voices/the writing itself that made this a fast and surprisingly lovely read. All in all, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would given the rather dire circumstances of plot of heroin and teenage prostitution...
i picked this book up at the domicile not having any idea what it was about.
it was so freaking good!!! its told from the point of view of a twelve year old, named Baby. Baby's parents had her when they were 15 and she is being raised by her father who's a drug addict. she knows nothing of her mother, just that she died when Baby was very little.
Baby's life is pretty much a mess. the story takes place during the time she is 12 and 13. its so beautifully written, and you never forget that the narrator is 12, or that she has lived more than you can imagine. i couldnt put it down- its such a tragic story, and just so real.
it tells of the people she meets, the strange relationship with her father who she loves but who is still a little kid.
recommened it to people who like memoirs (its fictonal but many parts come from the authors own life) and easy yet thought provoking reads.
Excellent read, I couldn't put it down. The author did an excellent job creating a character who, although she comes from a sad background that most of us have never faced, is still easy to identify with. Even when she faces horrific things like neglect, drugs, and prostitution, you never forget that Baby is just a child with needs, feelings, and dreams.
Disappointing. I couldnt connect emotionally to the character in the books. I felt really sorry for her.
This was a tough book to rate. As I was reading it I found most of it to be unrealistic. Some of the subject matter made me uncomfortable, but once I was through with the story, I read the author's bio and the book finally made more sense. I must admit it is all very strange.