The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson
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The book is about two sister, Caity and Cara, who have to live with their mother's physical and verbal abuse. Caity is almost 13 and Cara is 11.
The mother was a real piece of work. She had constant mood swings. She was mean a lot more than she was nice. She was a nasty fat blob. She was always yelling at the girls and hitting them, leaving bruises on their bodies. She constantly talked down to them and made hurtful comments. She was especially twisted bec...more
- This story made me feel like I need to ration my food.
- It also made me want to hug my daughter and tell her I love her!
- There were moments in this book that made me think of my little sister. There were times where we had to comfort and protect each other.
- That Nana is a SAINT!
- I feel humbled, and I feel very blessed. I have a good family, and I have the opportunity to create a good...more
Susan's Rating: 4 Stars
I picked this book up because I absolutely loved A Mother To Embarrass Me (so did my girls). This book is definitely not as light as the other one. I read it in one day though as it was very engrossing and touching about two young girls who's mother has definite mental (and/or alcohol issues) and how they cope with the abuse they are subjected to.
About the Author: Carol Lynch Williams, a two-time winner of the Utah Original Writing Competition, is the author of several books for children, including two novels about the Orton family of New Smyrna, Florida: Kelly and Me and Adeline Street. A starred School Library Journal review of The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson praises Williams as she "again demonstrates her facility at mood and chara...more