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The most unbelievable autobiography of young person.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-year-old (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, & Culture) (Hardcover)
A review by Rod Ghearing of House of Fire: The Autobiographyof a Sixteen Year Old, by Anna J. Michener.
How could a sixteen year old possibly have enough life experiences to write an autobiography? Until you read Anna Michener's story you cannot possibly imagine.
[...] It is difficult to describe my reaction to this book as I read it since it varied so much. First, I was appalled at the extent to which her families' cruelties to her could go, especially in her younger years. I wondered how she survived. Second, I could not understand how the "mental health system" in her state (not that it's different from any other state's) could have failed this young person so miserably. Her often repeated point that children have very few rights as compared to adults in this system is only too true. I find that I want to apologize to Anna for what the system we've devised and what our refusal to "get involved" has caused her to endure.
I wholeheartedly encourage you to read this unbelievable account of her life at the hands of her family and our so-called mental heath system. Her story of courage and determination to survive while the whole world seemed to be working against her is both heart warming and heart breaking.
Read her story. You will not be disappointed.
Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-year-old (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, & Culture)(22 customer reviews)
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