no dry spots. I wanted to know everything about her life. I was never in these situations but it gave me hope. I love that it is a true story and the narration was perfect. I may listen again.
Top book out of 20/25 that I've listened to so far
The beauty in the facts of life based on tradegy, and how shocking it all was during the first listen.
ALL OF IT. Her ability to speak both properly and very "gangsta" in character, and between the attitudes of sadness and rage.
Not Suitable for Children
I looked up Cupcake Brown in real life & am amazed how Bahni's interpretation of her made me visualize almost exactly what Cupcake really looks like
First I found this book funny, then many times I wanted to stop listening because I thought it was too ghetto with bag language and drugs -- then all that came together teaching lessons of strength and determination one could apply in in any circumstance. Ended in tears of joy, love and faith......
this is an excellent book held my interest throughout the entire listening. It reminds me of Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown. The only difference is a female this time
Piece of fiction
I think most of the parts were fairly m emorable. I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it. After listening to it, I'm not so sure I believe all of the events actually occurred. I find it hard to believe that Miss Brown coulnd't remember what hospital she went to when she was shot. I'm over 40 and remember the emergency room I was taken to in the second grade when I shut my finger in a car door. We'll never know if these events all took place or not, but it makes for a great story nonetheless.
As a parent, I imagined my children in situations that the author had endured. Due to that, I was unable to get through the book. It was too hard to wrap my mind around. I don't turn a blind eye to situations like these, but it was just too much all at once.
Inspirational story. Incredible heroine. Great narrator. Adult material: deals with the realities of the 1970's foster care system, rape, drugs, violence, and gangs. But the light at the end of the tunnel is so bright. Loved it.