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Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
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Apr 04, 11

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Read in April, 2011

This was one of those books that i just had to finish. I needed to know what happened to the author. Despite its difficult subject matter, sexual abuse on a child, this book is beautifully written. You really get to know the author deep down: her insecurities, her pain, her terrible childhood and the man that saved her from her mentally ill and alcoholic parents yet took away her childhood and destroyed what she could have been. You are torn when you read this: the author's homelife is terrible so you want her to have that escape. But the man that 'befriends' her is the worst kind of criminal, preying on weak children from terrible homes. But as the author states, she met this 50-something year old man when she was 7 and she continued a relationship with him until she was 22 years old, when he committed suicide. She really did love him, though someone of her young age can't really know what love is. She doesn't make excuses for his behavior and she acknowledges his manipulative behavior but she also doesn't hate him. Its a very different kind of book about the subject matter and i'm glad i read it. I wish she would have given a more final conclusion. I would like to know what has since happened to her parents and who is the man she ended up marrying.
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message 1: by Brian (new)

Brian I really love when you take the time to write reviews, because they're always well done!


Marianne awww thanks brian! i only write them when i really love or really hate a book! haha!


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