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Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
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Oct 27, 11

bookshelves: mom-collection, 2011
Read from October 14 to 26, 2011

**Has spoilers in the last half.** (I marked spoilers with "**")

I don't think this book deserved three stars, but it really didn't deserve I gave it three. I'm currently volunteering at a domestic violence shelter and want to work with this population once I get a real, adult job. I was amazed at how spot on she got the feelings that Frannie/Beth was feeling and the emotions that she was going through. It was like it was actually written by a survivor of domestic violence. And as fascinated as I am with domestic violence, I didn't find the book that appealing. It was a quick read, and wasn't bad; however, I didn't see much of a point. **Woman gets beat, leaves with her son, son gets taken, woman finds new man and has a daughter.** I don't feel like I learned or really gained anything from this book. And I wish she had taken some of the beginning/middle out and had added more **after Robert was gone. I feel like reading more about her search for him wouldn't given it more of a solid three stars.**
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