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This book... I can't praise it enough.. it is so honest. The author did magnificent job of giving ALL the characters so much depth. It shines an important light on mental illness in the black community that's ignored a lot. I can't wait to see what else this author brings. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!!
Fascinating story but depressing to think people live like this. It is important to read this book to help you realize how hard it is for people to rise above poverty and abuse.
I felt every range of emotion with this book. The narrator's performance is AWESOME! So many characters and a voice and tone for each one of them has me interested in other books narrated by Ms. Boothe. This story of loss and survival told through a young girl's detailed account of growing up with a mother who is so dysfunctional, verging on sadistic, that you weep for and with Tangie May, a true heroine.
Compelling and provoking read. Addresses South during Jim Crow era, domestic abuse, and mental illness. This was not a predictable story line. Great read overall.
Just Me..Dee.. A day without reading or laughter is grey...
This is 1 of my most favorite books.The tale of evil Rozelle unfolded as the story was reading could visualize it. If this Author ever did a follow up to this story, it would be just as amazing. To read more about Tangy and how she evolves into a woman away from that horrible nightmare would be great.I hope to read more from this Talented & Gifted Author.
This book is certainly not uplifting. It is extremely sad, with no happy ending. Addresses a mother's physical and emotional abuse on her ten kids, and shows how the kids interact and relate to her on a daily basis. Did not like the story's conclusion because listener is left uncertain as to what happens with central character.d
One could say my tastes in books are nonsequators because I have no favorite author or genre. I hold over 300 books in my audible library
This story was hard at points and made me want to hate the mom but I found that I felt sorry for her more and more. The main character in this book made me jump for joy at the end and want more!
I had to stop listening a few times because the story was so sad. However, well worth the credit or price.
It was a great book. I really hated the mother in this story. I wish for her character to die. It made me appreciate my mother even more.
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