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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2013
Great book and I enjoyed reading it. I would recommend this book to anyone. She is an excellent author. Enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2012
Book was really good. Very touching. Enjoyable to read all of the way through. I would read it again tomorrow
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2012
Will stun and amaze that children can and do survive these kinds of parents. A great read! Couldn't put it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2012
I absolutely loooooooooved this book! It made me laugh and cry (which is a hard thing to do if you know me)! 5/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2011
I got the book to read on a long airline trip. Totally worth it and more. Really touching and engaging story.
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I really liked this book and I'd definitely recommend it to others. The writing is excellent with colorful characters that are easy to visualize. The characters, although some were unsavory sorts, were very likable or unlikable even when they weren't people we'd necessarily associate with. It's a story/book I didn't think I was going to like but then I couldn't put it down.

Intriguing because we know that these kind of homeless people are living among us yet most of us don't know people who live the way they did in this book. It made me wonder which children at school today are going without food, clothes, a warm place to sleep, etc. and those around them are totally unaware of their struggles. My heart went out to Jeannette Walls after reading her unbelievable story of triumph over adversity.
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on March 7, 2011
Wow!

The best way for me to describe this book is that it stands out in my memory as having 3 "phases". The first phase being happy and sunny. Jeannette and her family at this point living a very care-free nomadic lifestyle of "dreamers". After a while I found it a little repeatitive and I almost gave up.

I'm so glad I didn't.

Phase 2 turns dark. The Walls' move to a town where things take a turn for the worse. You find yourself rooting for the Walls' kids (vs. their alcoholic father and their apathetic mother) all the way to the end.

I'm not going to go into the Third Phase at risk of releasing spoilers...

I can highly recommend the read and advise that if you, like me, are tempted to give up because you're finding it a little tedious in the middle, persevere! It's worth it in the end!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
I was going to write about my terrible childhood but hers is so much worse! The fifties was rampant with abuse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2013
I love reading how others grew up. What an adventure growing up. Great from the start to the end. Enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2013
I was truly hooked from page one. It was no surprise that Wells then reveals she is a Barnard woman. Fantastic!
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