Enjoyed this 2nd book in the series - every bit as much as I enjoyed the first book (Hunger Games).
If you liked this book, then you may also like (or if you liked one of the following, you may also like Catching Fire).... A Long Walk by Stephen King (writing at Bachman) and The Host by Stephanie Meyer (author of twilight).
This is a VERY QUICK read. I only have time to read a little bit each night before I go to bed and I read this in two nights.
Unbelieveable what happens to Dave Pelzer. It is hard to understand why people abuse their children. What he endured goes beyond anything that I could have imagined.
I think that child abuse happens way more often than we think or know. I'm left wondering how in the world can you stop it? How can you really protect children? How can you change it so that abusers stop? How can the cycle be ended? Can we do more than each of us be aware and get our of our comfort box when we can?
I don't normally like biographies/autobiographies. But I'm changing my tune.
She writes well. Very real. Very true. It is her emotions and her life out there. Takes courage to write something like this.
This book makes me think. Makes me think about racial relations and how deep it runs.
Time that this book covers....She works part of the time with Martin Luther King, Jr (in a ny chapter). Meets with Malcolm X. Works to further the civil rights movement and spends part of the time in Africa.
She talks about her life/son/marriage in with the history.
If you like Picoult, you will enjoy this book. It's very within character of other books she writes. Not one of my favorites, but it was a nice read. Didn't leave me really pondering anything like I have with some of her other books. If you've never read books by Jodi Picoult, I suggest starting with another title - Nineteen Minutes is better and still has teenagers as the subject.