Review by jankp
September, 03 2013
Pros: very entertaining; sympathetic characters; intriguing first person narrative
Cons: can get frustrating in middle
Review by nev157357
July, 29 2011
Pros: Short chapters, exciting, keeps you wanting more.
Review by sixhotpeppers
March, 10 2011
Pros: The best memoir I've read. It was interesting and well told.
Review by trailhound
January, 07 2010
Pros: Riveting story. Easy to read. Has some positive moments.
Cons: Will make you angry at times. A few stories seemed far-fetched.
Review by lyoness913
May, 15 2009
Pros: I highly recommend this book.
Review by jessicaap
April, 23 2009
Pros: This incredible memoir is filled with specific detail, realistic events, and interesting story lines.
Cons: You won't be able to out this vivid memior down till your done reading!
Review by knotheadusc
July, 24 2008
Pros: Very well written and entertaining. Witty and occasionally funny.
Cons: Seems a little far fetched.
Review by sdgirljoyce
April, 02 2008
Pros: An entertaining fast read.Not to be missed!
Cons: Can be sad at times.
Review by carolm22
March, 10 2008
Pros: A compelling journey of emotion, love and inspiration within this dysfunctional family.
Cons: It's one thing to dream, but lust for riches blinded real values in life.
Review by svictort
February, 24 2008
Pros: It was a page turner.
Cons: I think most was an embellishment for the sake of storytelling.
Review by rustysgirl
February, 18 2008
Pros: A captivating book that brings you into the mind of a young child.
Cons: Some of the details are a little confusing, but not too bad.
Review by millinocket
January, 07 2008
Pros: fast paced, choice anecdotes, will draw you in
Cons: causes me doubts about childhood recollections, I don't like the narrator
Review by sandimck
September, 17 2007
Pros: Well written and, thankfully, only 288 pages long.
Cons: Despite being unendingly sad, it's written so well - I HAD to finish it!
Review by Jellyn
April, 10 2007
Pros: Well-told story of her childhood.
Cons: Might make you uncomfortable.
Review by pippadaisy
February, 05 2007
Pros: riveting story
Cons: unemotional and hard to believe
Review by Penguinlady
September, 09 2006
Pros: Well-told, unemotional account of a horrific childhood
Cons: No way to verify anything
Review by njchicaa
August, 08 2006
Pros: interesting storyline, easy to read
Cons: I sometimes wondered how much of this story was fiction.
Review by kidsbright
May, 04 2006
Pros: It's a page-turner, and it's sensational, if you like that sort of thing.
Cons: Too much of the story is sacrificed in the interests of achieving the desired effect.
Review by erin38018
April, 07 2006
Pros: Emotional. easy reading (not complex sentences or anything)
Cons: You might lose some sleep because you just can't put it down!
Review by robynk
January, 27 2006
Pros: Easy read. Great story on turning your life around amidst a mountain of struggles.
Cons: Could ALL of this really be true? How much is embellished?
Review by Barefooter
November, 28 2005
Pros: An engaging life story that is incredibly amazing.
Cons: Lack of emotion leaves the reader disconnected with the author.