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This book is interesting and in many ways moving, despite the lack of completeness of some of the characterizations.
I found this book a powerful read- I picked it up just to read a few pages over lunch and found myself unable to put it down.
It's a wonderful book--insightful, fast-paced and beautifully written, with memorable characters--and I couldn't put it down.
Looking at life through the eyes of a child , seeing the good side of a troubled mother. Life is not simple even to a child. Enjoyed the interactions between the characters. Read morePublished 16 days ago by arlene savarese
I couldn't put it down. There is so much depression in the world and in my family and it is heartbreaking to think of what people have gone through.Published 4 months ago by Maureen
Not a typical portrayal of family life told through the 8 yr old daughter's eyes. Ms Henderson tells this story without abusing usual tricks that give the reader more insight than... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan M. Jacquot
While I couldn't put this book down, I agree with several other reviews that this book just never got off the ground. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Smith
very good writing, everything in the story drives the story. Nothing superfluous. She is able to describe what it is we all have experienced at some point. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lotus H Rummler
It is a heart warming story of children caught in domestic unrest, mental illness, and their response, coping skills to survivePublished 6 months ago by Lorene Rowland
WOW! What an incredible novel, and a debut one at that! I loved this book so much and got completely and entirely wrapped up in it while reading. Read morePublished 8 months ago by StephTheBookworm
Henderson did an exquisite job writing a compellingly haunting, poignant novel from a child's p.o.v. Read morePublished 8 months ago by C.e.Dorr
In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird and A Death in the Family, Susan Henderson explores the baffling world of adults from the point of view of a smart, spirited child in a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Russell Rowland