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Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found Paperback – September 1, 2001
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It is an amazing story of hardship and survival, of added insults to injuries, and she not only lives to the tell the tale, but seems to have made peace with her difficult past.
I had a difficult childhood myself, and her story rings absolutely true: she captures the loneliness and confusion perfectly. I can't wait to share the book with a friend.
Jennifer Lauck, the author of Blackbird, suffered greatly and uses her childhood experiences to tell a spellbinding and heart-rending story of the loss of innocence and survival. It is amazing that a 6 year old child could not only survive the pain that was inflicted on her, but rise above it and tell her story to the entire world.
The writing style is unique. Written in the perspective of 6 yr old Lauck, the story tells everything from the kitchen counter down. Some passages and thoughts are totally random and Lauck goes into great detail about the strangest subjects... just like the mind of a 6 yr old. I think this is one reasons I like the book so much. Lauck was able to capture and describe the way a child thinks and views the world in an incredible way.
I look forward to reading the follow-up to Blackbird. I am concerned for lauck's brother B.J./Bryan. Lauck describes his deeply burried anger throughout the book, and I fear for his ability to cope with that anger later in life.
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Truly one of the best memoirs I've ever read - an unforgettable story!Published 21 days ago by A.H.
compelling memoir that served as a model for how to couch my own memoir language, told from the perspective of a young child caught in events she cannot comprehend fully nor... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jo Shafer
Loved the writing, from a child's mind with an adult perspective. I actually came across this by accident as I was searching for the play in NYC with Michelle Williams and Jeff... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elaine gervasi
Another "memoir" about a torturous childhood. And, apparently untrue.
If you want to read this sort of thing, read "Angela's Ashes" or "The Glass... Read more
I found this book on a shelf at an estate sale.... It looked intriguing...and the next thing I knew, I was hooked on Jennifer Lauck. Read morePublished 7 months ago by RS
This memoir by and about Jennifer Lauck was well written and heart rending. I couldn't put it down, but it made me sad to read how horribly this innocent little girl was treated... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer