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Depression Cookies Paperback – September 27, 2010
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"5 out of 5 stars - A heartwarming story of family love, the perfect book to share between a mother and daughter." FeatheredQuill.com
About the Author
Angela and Tia are a mother-daughter writing team. Depression Cookies is their debut novel. Both are prolific readers and writers. Angela has had numerous poems and short stories published as well as her book, Promises Seeded Inside. Tia began her writing career as a corporate technical writer. She has written and published several articles on parenting and won acclaim for her short stories.
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While I have never experienced a daughter and will acknowledge raising girls is quite a different experience from being the parent of a boy it still brought back many forgotten memories. Some of those long past memories are wonderful while others reminded me of our own growing pains.
Truly a heartwarming book that tells story of a family whose bond is strong. A view the three sisters will carry into their adult life with their own families. The ending was a surprise and caught this reader totally off guard. The ending added depth about the growing pains previous generations lived through and which shaped their lives as they grew into adulthood.
From a reader's perspective:
Abby and Krista were two of the most honest characters I've ever read. They held nothing back as they spoke with authentic voices, describing what it's like to be a teenager or a mother of many children. I could identify with them both. Fears, issues, and the inner workings of their minds were all right on target. Krista seemed like someone I would befriend in school and Abby sounded a lot like my own mother. I was pulled in from page one and I hated it when I had to put the book down. If I'd had time, I know I would've read straight through. I laughed, I cried, and I got angry as I read. Books that can pull emotion like that out of a reader are worth every moment spent with one's nose buried in the pages. I loved the alternating viewpoints and getting to see what the child remembers as opposed to what the parent remembers in different situations. It shows that, sometimes, you don't see the whole story or all of what's going on behind the scenes.
From an editor's perspective:
I found a number of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors in this book. It needs some TLC but the emotional pull didn't suffer. Example: Thrown for Throne. Darn homophones.
+ 1 Star for creating characters I could really feel for.
+ 1 Star for making me want to read on and on and...
+ 1 Star for a creative writing style that really put things into perspective.
+ 1 Star for ripping my heart out and stuffing it back together repeatedly.
+ .5 Star for helping me understand my own mother a bit more.
- .5 Star for errors.
Overall, 4.5 out of 5 stars. A highly recommended read for women of all ages.
Do you remember the first time you read Judy Blume? Do you remember the feeling you got connecting with Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird? How about one of my favorite authors, the late Erich Segal, who wrote my favorites - Doctors, The Class, and the amazing Acts of Faith?
Depression Cookies transports you back in time to that extremely difficult 13th year. It reminds you of those feelings you had where you thought you knew everything and in all honesty, you actually did not know a whole lot! I connected with Krista in my upbringing. We both grew up in similar households, sheltered from the world around us, with our parents hoping we would excel in school, keep our noses in our books, our seats in our chairs and ourselves out of every type of trouble a teenage girl could possibly get into. Our fathers were extremely similar, both working for their respective multinational corporation their careers, giving everything to that company in the hopes of providing the best possible lives for their families and not having the same financial burdens they encountered on their way to success. We both had the same awe of our father, always looking for their attention, especially learning everything about every sport to be able to have conversations with our fathers! Our mothers were extremely similar, the mom wanting to create the warmest house for not only her children, but for all of the kids in the neighborhood. She wanted to create the home where kids always felt welcome and in turn she knew exactly where her kids were! I connected with Krista, as I, too, was the oldest and a female, always wanting to please my parents and thoroughly naïve to this day!
As I read it today as a mother of two, I enjoyed connecting with Abby as she tries to keep up with her husband and her children, while wanting to walk away and reflect on her day.
Mrs. Bach and Mrs. Silverthorne have created a wonderful story which will transport you back and forth as you remember how difficult it is to be a teenager and just how difficult it is to be a mother! Through their journeys, you will be reminded of the times in life that tried you, from bullying to eating disorders to wanting to fit into the popular group to wanting to wear the correct clothes to wanting to be accepted while at the same time enjoying playing as a child. But through those journeys you are reminded of the love we share as family and how that love transcends us.
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It is very well-written, and it is really interesting to read the same story through two different viewpoints.Read more
It was interesting to see how Abby (mother) and Krista (13 yr old daughter) perceived and felt about each...Read more