©2004 Delores Phillips; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
these was my first listen
MAXS THE YOUNGER BOTHER, ALSO TANGIE, MESHO. ALL OF THEM
I WILL HAVE TO LISTEN I HAVE NOT YET
IT MADE ME CRY LAUGH GET MADE VERY SAD BUT SO TRUE FOR SOME FAMILIES EVEN TO DAY WHO HAS TO LIVE THIS WAY. MOTHER'S NOT KNOWING HOW TO REALLY LOVE THEIR CHILDEREN . CHILDREN SO AFARIAD THAT THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THEIR MOTHER AND SIBLINGS, EVEN WHEN IT'S WRONG. DIRT SHAMEFUL. AND FIRIGHTEN. NOT KNOWING WHO YOUR FATHER IS. EXPERIENCEING ABUSE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE AND BELIVE IT IS LOVE OR MY FAULT I DESERVED IT ARE TO HATE HATE SO STRONG I KILL
Yes, a million times! This was an awesome story, hated for it to end.
My favorite character was Mussie. Her character is older and shows the true outcome of most people who have lived the life she lived.
I would take Tan out. She is intelligent and I would love to teach her so much more!
This story is a very dark read. It is amazing to see what an abusive mother can do to a family. The mother had 10 children and kept most of them under her spell, even though she had her favorites, she abused her children, and sold out her daughters to men for money and favors. This story kept you wanting more, trying to see if the children would ever get away or stand up to her.
I was devistated when the mother threw baby Judy off of the porch and she died. She then made it seem as though the baby slipped out of her hands. All of the children knew the truth and most of the people in town, but no one said a word or no one saved the other children.
It you don't like...change it!
Love the audio version
This book stayed on my mind a few days after I finished.
I am an avid reader! Now I guess an avid Listener. I am addicted to Audible, and love how it keeps me focused when I am trying to get my work done. I am also a really fun kids entertainer... some Adults too!
I could not put this book away! I listened and listened I cried, laughed and yelled at many of the characters in this book. Despite the tragedies and there are many , I really loved the ending.
I found this story to be shocking. I was astounded by the mother's behavior. Really, it was hard to stop listening. I found the end to be satisfying also.
Uptown Girl's Harlem Book Club
One of the best audiobooks I've listened to.... This was a truly remarkable story as well as narration. I had to read it twice. The characters and the plot was well developed. This is a definite must-read. However, be prepared, this story is very disturbing.
I didn't want this book to end, I really enjoyed it that much. I found myself swept into the lives of main character and her dysfunctional family (What a mother, but I pity her). It give me an insight to the cold life and desperate mentality of others before me, and a sense of appreciation for my own life today. I felt so many emotions, happy, sad, angry, amused, disgusted, relief... but never bored, nor confused with that deep poetic type brain riddling writing. I really appreciated Phillips smoothe writing. The narrator did an excellent job and made it even better! This would make an awesome movie or TV special. I can see myself listening to this book again. I highly recommend!
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