Started to read this yesterday and have finished the book today, I literally could not set the book down. A very honest story written straight from the heart, it has given me a great insight into the world of adoption, I was very uneducated on this subject. I can’t recommend this book enough.
From the moment I opened this book I could not put it down . A wonderfully written book that makes you both laugh and cry . I am not adopted but only know one of my parents and I found myself nodding in agreement with some of the questions that Steve wanted answers to, as I have over the years had the same questions . My nana was also very spiritual and I can relate to that part of the story very much .
As a therapist I found this book extremely insightful. It had a truly raw and honest voice. After reading 'Billie's Kid' I feel I have a far deeper understanding about what it is actually like to have been adopted. I would certainly recommend this to other therapists and psychologists who wish to deepen their understanding on this particular subject.
I read this great little book from cover to cover with hardly a break. Captivated by Steve's story of his search for his for his blood parents as an adoptee, I accompanied him through the full spectrum of his emotions during his quest. No spoilers, so I'll park the details there, but suffice to say this book is written in plain English with no 'waffle'. Without hesitation, I can heartily recommend 'Billie's Kid' by Steve Tucker.
I really enjoyed reading Billie’s Kid, it was an honest heart rendering account of being adopted. I was particularly interested in having some insight into adoption as my husband and I are volunteers for a Christian Charity called Safe Families for children. The book also brought to mind the search for my own Father. I would highly recommend this book.
I bought this book to have a change from my usual reading material. I'm glad I did! From the moment I started I couldn't put it down. It is a very honest personal account of a true life event. Sad, heartbreaking interesting and sometimes amusing but never depressing or heavy to read , definitely written from the heart. I have no experience of adoption but it was so interesting it made me want to delve deeper. Glad I picked it
You feel every emotion throughout the course of this book. Steve conveys his feelings and fears with total honesty, often questioning his own motives and regularly forcing you to think how you would react in a similar situation.
It's a very intense read in parts, often taking you to painful scenarios that evolve throughout the journey. The chapter where Steve suddenly receives a phone call from the wife of his dead blood father (who knew nothing of Steve's existence until that point) was really uncomfortable throughout but brilliantly delivered. Steve has a great ability to bring the various characters involved into your world, clever and subtle observations that remind you of other people that you already know.
Superbly written, I couldn't stop reading it once I started. A story full of insight into human behaviour and ultimately love in its various forms. Well done Steve for a fantastic book.
As an adoptee I fully relate to this book. The need to find out answers is overwhelming and snowballs through life and is it is never the intention to hurt anybody in that search. Thank you Steve for an honest account it made me cry in parts. Not all searchng ends like on the tv, mine didn't either, but it does provide many answers to questions that we just can't get rid of. I wish you peace and happiness.