professornana (professornana) wrote,

bad girls club

Destiny is her name. Perhaps that is a bit of irony as well as Destiny's life is spinning out of control. Her mother is tottering on the brink of a meltdown and Destiny's father is in deep denial. Destiny remains at home to take care of her mother and her little sister Chloe. She has to stay despite the damage being done to her on a daily basis. Gregorson's story is one that drives relentlessly forward, pulling the reader along. The reader wants Destiny to take the help offered by her friends and her grandmother. However, Destiny believes firmly that, if she leaves, there is no hope for her mother. Anyone who has been trapped in an abusive situation will shudder with recognition at this story. For those readers who have not encountered this situation, here is the type of story to read as a "test" of sorts. How would they react under these circumstances. Books like A CHILD CALLED IT have long been popular with teens. This book will appeal for many of the same reasons. It is the story, ultimately, of triumph over incredible odds.

  • some observations

    I completed my self-quarantine today, 2 weeks after flying home from a visit with the great-granddaughter. As far as I know, I remain uninfected by…

  • Self-Quarantine marches forward

    I am now in the 11th day of self-quarantine. I suspect that there are many more days ahead as BH and I try our best NOT to become a statistic. While…

  • a week in quarantine=many books read

    As I said in the first post this week: when it is quiet here, it is time to read. While I have not quite cleared the stacks back in my work room, I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.