When I first started the book, I felt a little disappointed. I put it down, picked up something else, then came back to it a few days later and read it in a day and a half. I really liked it. I think you have to be in the mood to read each and every book you pick up, on that given day.
The author's message is one that most of can relate to, everything starts going wrong and you eventually start looking for something you can do to make things feel better. I haven't written thank you notes in several years and am now inspired to start again. In this day and age of computers, people don't write notes like they used to, (me included!) and I think most people would be glad to see something in their mailbox besides bills! Thanks to the author for sharing his story!
Some of his books speak to me and some don't. If the time is right for you, you'll get something from this and if not, you won't. You really have to be in the right mood for this kind of book or you gain nothing from it, so save it for a rainy day and the right mood.
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!
This one had been in my tbr stack(s) for some time and I finally got to it this past month. I think somewhere, somehow, she must have been related to us, because everything that could go wrong for her, certainly did. I wasn't thrilled with her writing style, but then I'm not getting paid like she is, and I'm sure that some would give it a higher mark than I do. I learned some things about the female anatomy that I didn't know and read some things about motherhood that I already did.
I was a little bit disappointed with this book. I'd wanted to read it for so long that possibly it couldn't live up to my expectations. That said, I found a lot of the details absolutely boring and yet, I cared enough about the author to want to finish the book and I did. This way of living was so crazy and abusive, but I don't think many CS people would relate, as they haven't a clue what goes on for those living totally in the CS community. I can't imagine having to be alone as much as these kids were and how these people have gotten away with is neglect and abuse is beyond my comprehension. I honestly do recommend the book, but only if you're prepared to get past a lot of details that would bore the most boring person.
Im still not sure how I feel about this book. It was good though, despite the main character aggravating me at times. The book goes from past to present and back again but is easy enough to follow, which I liked, because normally, I dont care for that kind of story. I think I felt that Vera, the character of the past, was a little unbelievable, and as I said, she did aggravate me a bit. Overall, I did enjoy the book and Im still giving the book a 4 at least, as I did enjoy the writing style of this author.