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Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
Blackbird A Childhood Lost and Found
Author: Jennifer Lauck
With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the 1970s and the truly extraordinary circumstances of a childhood lost. Wrenching and unforgettable, Blackbird will carry your heart away. The house on Mary Street was ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671042554
ISBN-10: 0671042556
Publication Date: 10/1/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
Blackbird is written by an Oregon author, so thus I chose to read it. But I found it to be a life changing read. This is the story of amazing loss, abuse, and the desire for a future in the life of a young girl. It is not terribly graphic but you get the idea where difficult subject matter is addressed. It is the true story of the author herself. It has compelled me to look for her next two books.
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Helpful Score: 6
I cannot say enough about the way this book leaves you feeling. It is an honest look at the wrongs that this woman endured as a child. If you were ever any part of a blended family, this book will tear at you. It will leave you wanting more and more is available in the form of a sequel, Still Waters.

Coming from a sheltered background, I felt so naive about the lives of my peers. Looking back, I can only imagine the trials that many others must live through as children. Jennifer Lauk is a helpless warrior in Blackbird. True to the core of her being, she evolves fairly well intact despite her obstacles.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is one of my favorite books. I have read both this one and the sequel, "Still Waters", several times and each time they get to the heart and soul of me like I've never read them before. Jennifer Lauck's writing is amazing, and although the book is heartbreaking, you are left with the promise of something better in the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a really good book. Sad in many ways, but really good. Those you us who didn't have the greatest upbringing will really be able to identify with this little girl. She's so smart and strong in her own way, yet has no sense of safety or security. The story is about dealing with her mother's dying and then death as a young child and the not so pleasant years after. I loved the writing style of this author too. She writes from the childs perspective and it's just perfect!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book. Sad, but very inspiring. She has a sequel that is very good also.
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heart--wrenching story of death, loss & life in a childs view of what is. the author writes as if a child was actually telling a sad tale. worth the read and will never forget this one.
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This is a sad and tough book with just enough joy to make it a good read. It is a true story and I wish there were a sequal to see where the story leads in this young girl's life. You will enjoy it!
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This was a good book. It was kind of depressing, but not over the top.


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