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The title is not a coincidence. We learn about the "whys": why we need to know who we are and why, in certain circumstances, a mother would arrive at the decision to abandon her own child.
The book is beautifully written, the characters and the whole story feel very real and there is no judgement or condemnation when talking about sensitive issues.
The other thing that I longed to feel more of – is the connection to the characters. There are a lot of dramatic personae in the book, and yet it felt that I did not really know any of them good enough to emphasize. We know their story, but not their inner world. Descriptions of Western Canada felt more profound and thoughtful, occasionally, then the characters themselves.
Three and a half stars. It's a somewhat difficult story, and I would not recommend it just to anybody.
This beautifully written story tells us about Shannon's childhood and adolescence through her own eyes. Alongside this we learn about her natural parents, what happened and why.
After two unsuitable, and in one case abusive, foster placements and a spell in a children's home Shannon is eventually adopted into a loving but materially poor home. She is always restless and unsettled, though, and naturally curious about her origins.
I enjoyed this book very much, finding the events realistic and believable, particularly the conclusion. The descriptions, including mundane cityscapes and the Vancouver Island rainforest provided the narrative with satisfying context. I will definitely read subsequent books by Marjorie Celona.
I love the narration which covers the lives of the 2 main characters up to a point and then from that point on.
The story narrates the life of a baby girl left on the steps of a YMCA. The girl tells the reader of her mothers story up to the point of abandoning her, and it simultaneously tells the story of her life.
Beautifully written. Captivating. I haven't read a story like it before and would 100% recommend everyone reads it!
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When I started reading this book, I really felt that it wasn't for me. Luckily, I never dump a book once I have started it, and always see it through until the end. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Raven
I found the book very exciting could not put it down. The ending was very surprising and I did not expect it.Published on 26 Jan. 2014 by Patricia Tatlock
It will tug at your heart at times as you go on the journey with the young girl, looking for the answer.... Y.Published on 17 Oct. 2013 by Jenny
Could not put this one down!
Talk about cry your eyes out!
These characters will stay with you - who doesn't need a Vaughn in their lives? Read more
A child left at the Y. Her life from then passed from pillar to post until she is finally placed in the care of Miranda and her daughter Lisa Rose. Read morePublished on 20 July 2013 by elais
Shannon is not the easier character to like but you can't help getting drawn into her world. Well written book about a young girl trying to understand your place in the world.Published on 18 Jun. 2013 by SKM99
Didn't live up to the positive recommendations that I had read prior to purchasing the novel. Interesting premise, just not brilliantly executed.Published on 1 Jun. 2013 by H. A. Davey