By Anna J. Michener
"A teen's uncooked, in-your-face chronicle of occasions virtually as they have been taking place. As such, it is unforgettable. . . . Michener's tale offers voice to the millions of youngsters and young people trapped in 'the system,' biding their time till their 18th birthdays. A candid and unstinting tell-all."—Kirkus Reviews
"Extraordinary. . . . Michener's expressive writing does justice to an issue that's essentially very tense to her in my opinion and communicates a profoundly very important message on behalf of all abused and overlooked children."—Booklist
"An vital booklet, painful to learn, yet crucial if different youngsters in related events are to be saved."—Library Journal
"An blameless kid's account of sixteen years in hell and of the bad wrongs inflicted on teenagers who're with out rights or worrying advocates."—Choice
"[Michener] emerges as a compelling and brave recommend for kids and their welfare—she's a tender author with a rare voice."Feminist book shop News
"Quite easily the most effective, such a lot compelling, well-written autobiographies released in years. . . . take into accout the identify. we've not heard the final of Anna Michener."—Myree Whitfield, Melbourne Herald-Sun, disguise story
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He came home one night about a month ago, drunk, and started hittin' my mother. Only that time I hit him back. With a wrench. I hit my father with a wrench so of course the court sent me here. " There was a long silence then. Jake's forehead pinched a little. I wanted to touch him, I wanted to say something comforting, but all I could think was, "If he were a stranger, instead of your father, if he were a stranger and he came up and attacked your mother like that, and you hit him back ... " Jake's mother, a hunched, shabbily dressed woman in a kerchief, visited him often.
I thought of what Biff had said: /ly ou should have been good. /I Then being here has nothing to do with being crazy. It has to do with being bad! Unless, of course, being crazy is bad. But I am neither one, am l? AM l? What is wrong with me if I am crazy? What did I do if I am bad? I grabbed my pillow and began to sob at last, to release only a small portion of the terror and pain and frustration that was too deep to purge myself of completely in a lifetime. Tears and mucus soaked my pillowcase, so I turned the pillow over and soaked the other side.
When they took her baby anyway, Tasha natural1y fel1 into "depression," and was sent by her social worker to Magna Carta. Tasha was the opposite of Melanie, crushed by life. She was quiet and patient and sweet. Too quiet and patient and sweet. She sat around with her hands folded listlessly in her lap. Her eyes were fil1ed with silent, unbearable pain. She did everything she was told and never protested. She never raised her voice in al1 the time I knew her. I knew she wasn't too stupid to see that she was being treated unjustly; she just held al1 the anger and pain inside.