My Name Is Erin, and My Mom's an Addict

Narrated by: Jillian Yetter
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Raised by her grandparents when her mother chooses drugs over her daughter, Erin knows she isn't like other kids. Then, her world is shaken a second time by her mother's reappearance.

Being a teenager is never easy, but just when Erin thinks she has her life on track, her mother shows up and warms her way back into Erin's life. Can an addict really ever kick the addiction? How many lives will drugs destroy?

©2019 Amy E. Voltaire (P)2019 Amy E. Voltaire

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Literary Rollercoaster!

At five years old, Erin was given a bitter dose of reality when her mother disappeared, leaving her to fend for herself. Luckily, her father’s grandparents stepped in to take her in. Coming to terms with what her mother did hasn’t been easy. Neither has understanding her reason for leaving. Erin doesn’t quite get why her drug-addicted mother made the choices she did, but as she grows up and finds her place in the world, she finds herself trying to find answers and make herself a better person in the process.

This is a book that will definitely send you on a rollercoaster of laughs, ugly cries, and suspense. I really liked Erin, and I found that her character was relatable. She had a lot of faults, but I loved that throughout the story, she realized those faults and devouted time to working on them, trying to be the best version of herself that she could be. Her flipflopping emotions about her mother were also very realistic to me.

Another aspect I enjoyed was the relationships between the characters. This felt like it was written about real people. I especially enjoyed the joking interactions between Erin and Grace. None of the characters in this story are exactly perfect, but I loved the way it showed that everyone has their strengths and their faults.

A fantastic literary journey.

Also, narration was fantastic for the part.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Emotional and believable

loved this coming of age learning to appreciate life and grow emotionally through the challenges. Very real portrayal of lives of those who live addicts the confusion and maybe not so healthy coping that you learn and unlearn with the proper support. I recieved a free copy to review. The narrator was a delight to listen to, she did a good job conveying the emotions the characters were experiencing in her tone.

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EXCELLENT READ!

I absolutely loved it! This book caught my attention from the very beginning and held it throughout the entire book. The narration was excellent. The author did an amazing job with her story and the effects an addict has on their family members. Anyone of any age will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading more of her books! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great book!

This is a really good book on a much needed topic that doesn’t get addressed enough. I’m sure a lot of young readers today can somehow relate to Erin, her friends, and family. I suggest this read to anyone who has experienced or continues to deal with addiction within their family.
Can’t wait for the next one!

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Surprisingly Sweet

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

It was incredibly easy to like Erin, the main character, right off the bat. You feel compassionate for a young, oblivious girl doing all she can to not embarrass her addict mother. You understand why she feels like an outcast in school, even why she lashes out sometimes. You got to experience her life as it unfolded as the daughter of an addict. Some parts moved me, some parts made me smile, and some parts utterly broke my heart. While I can't directly relate to any of the characters, I can see how this would be a great book for anyone dealing with the issues brought up within its pages.

I know that it's nice to have things all wrap up nicely in the end, but this book took some casualties with it, showing that there's not always a happy ending for those affected by addiction. No one's life is perfect, and everyone has their secrets and flaws. This book served as a unique reminder to treat everyone with kindness and approach problems with a tenderness.

I know this is listed as a children's book, but I enjoyed it as I'm nearing 30. It definitely got me thinking about certain kids I grew up with and how they acted in school, so it's still eye-opening at any age.

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What an incredible story!!!

This is a YA novel in that the main character is young. The story and the writing style are definitely not.

I loved Erin. Abandoned at five years old by her heroine addicted Mother, this is a sweet story about Erin managing to deal with that crapstorm. Erin ends up living with her grandparents and the bulk of the story takes place when she is 15 years old, having lived with being abandoned as a kindergartner.

This was a great listen with equally great narration. It never bogged down with the dreaded angsty stuff and the narrator kept delivering a very likable character just trying to figure things out. Loved it!

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