Three Little Words
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"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system.
Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative,humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Really Good but kinda sad!
I we read this book as a class and I really liked it! I knew the book was a memoir but I didn't know it was real! It sad that she went threw all that but... I don't wan ruin the ending for you guys! Really good read tho!
Amazing book will leave you thinking about it long afterwards...
I saw this book in the "teen" section of the library when I was with my 11 year old daughter checking out books. The title looked interesting so I picked it up. I read the first few pages and knew I needed to read it myself. This book was incredible. Not just because what is inside it's pages is true, but the fact that Ashley is such an amazing young woman herself and came out on the "other" side. She is a brilliant writer, and for someone at such a young age, who can vividly portray everything she went through, I was just floored. This book had me in tears and outrage in several parts, but also had me smiling and wondering how this woman survived all that she did. I recommend this to everyone who enjoys reading memoirs. (Note to teenager below..."memoir" is a story of your life...so yes, my teenage friend, it is "real" indeed.) ;) You will NOT be disappointed!!
BEST BOOK EVER!
I totally recommend EVERYONE to read this. Especially, TEENAGERS. When you read this book, I garuntee you that it would turn your world upside down.
The way you look at kids, love, family, and foster homes would be change by this book. I can't even describe my feelings about this. You should start reading it now!!! GO GO GO! :D