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Deborah Cagol Cagol itibaren Gato, Orocovis, Porto Riko itibaren Gato, Orocovis, Porto Riko

Okuyucu Deborah Cagol Cagol itibaren Gato, Orocovis, Porto Riko

Deborah Cagol Cagol itibaren Gato, Orocovis, Porto Riko

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This is well written, but the subject matter was just too intense for me. As a professional in the field of child abuse prevention, I think of myself as aware of such issues, but I was surprised at how disturbing this story was and how personally it affected me. The story chronicles the childhood (ages 4-11) of Anna, who experienced physical and verbal abuse, conditions of neglect, and sexual abuse from both adult and child perpetrators. Perhaps I am more sensitive to this topic as I have young children of my own. I had planned to read Meg Tilly's other book, Gemma, but I have heard that Gemma is more graphic that Singing Songs and I will not read it.

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I purchased this book when Kurt Vonnegut died because I learned it was the first book he ever wrote. It's dark but funny - like 1950's post-nearly-apocalypsis. Reminded me of 1984 with more light-hearted humanist feel.