I would rank this at #2.
The Color Purple because it contained tragedy and triumph and depicted the resilience of the human spirit.
She made the story come alive. It was not like she was reading but telling you her own story.
No, and I only say that because sometime it was just too much to take.
I would love to meet Cupcake Brown. She is such an inspiration. After reading this book I realized that I have absolutely no excuse not to excel at EVERYTHING put in front of me. I'm so grateful that she shared her story and I will recommend this book to everyone I know.
This story will move you in so many ways. It draws you in and you become invested in these people's lives and stories.
Cupcake was my favorite character. She could be loveable and infuriating in the same time but there was so much depth to her
Bahni Turpin is my all time favorite reader. Her voice is so pleasing to listen to and she embraces each character fully.
This book made me laugh out loud, made me cry, it made me angry and it even humbled me.
If you ever get down and think your life is bad because you don't have everything you want to have or something didnt go your way, just listen to this book. Cupcake visited the very depths of hell and lived a life that some of us cannot even fathom. It will also help you to remember that there is redemption waiting for all of us no matter how great our sins are.
Yes! Not being entirely familiar with the street lingo, it was better to have it read and said correctly.
It was a real and brutally honest account of the depths that Cupcake had been brought to but that she was able to soar in the end.
When Junior and Daddy tried so hard to get custody of the kids.
Asking her boss and coworkers for help and their loving and giving response.
So raw, eye-opening, awesome and full of hope.
It ranks at number one and two.
Bahni makes you use your imagination.
Yes, all through out the book. Starting with her holding her mother and singing Aretha Franklin's Chain of Fools.
I laughed, I cried, I jeered, I found myself on pins and needles and I cheered. I am in awe of Cupcake Brown's life. I think there should be a movie in the works.
This story takes you through the life of a young woman who experiences life through the foster care system, street life, drug life and gang life yet comes out on top. This is truly and inspirational book that is worth the read.
I laughed and cried.....
This was an excellent book. It was well organized and the narrator sounded very realistic in her tone while reading.I almost thought it was her the book was about! Her voice made me feel like going after the monster who raped her at the foster care lady's house and happy at her eventual successes.
It took me a minute to get to this book, but once I started it I couldn't put it down. Kudos to Cupcake for her perserverance and her strength. With God ALL things are possible.
I have recommended this book to everyone and no one has been disappointed. A testimony to the power of having someone believe in you even when you can't. We can learn alot from Miss Cupcake Brown (her real name). She went to hell and came back . Her story reminded me of The Glass Castle in that it haunted me to think what some children in the country have to overcome.
Cupcake Brown is a woman I couldn't help but cheer on. Her ability to change her life and make me take a look at my own was unforgettable. Everyone who is over-priviledged and ignorant should be required to read this book. Everyone who wants to teach should read this book. I was so moved by her story and so angry at a system that would allow this to happen. Listening to Cupcake change her world, made me want to make changes in mine and help others. We need voices like hers to create change and increase understanding.
I really cannot describe all of the emotions that I felt as the book progressed. I laughed, cheered, and at times wept with anguish at the inhumane treatment of child. It is truly an amazing story that you can't help but pray that no child ever has to go through what Cupcake had to endure. The unique voice of the narrator make the story come alive and pulled me into the story from the very beginning. Excellent choice!