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The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo
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Jun 10, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: chick-lit
Recommended for: everyone
Read from June 07 to 10, 2012 , read count: 1

My review is more of a PSA than a book review! ;) As a social worker, The Talk-Funny Girl broke my heart because of the truth and reality of the story. It may be slated as fiction, and the author states in the very beginning that it is strictly fiction, but I guarantee there are girls out there who can tell this same tale of their real life even today, in 2012. I never caught the time period of storyline but it is still a sad fact that adults ignore these types of signs in our neighborhoods, schools and families. Books like this bring awareness. If reading this book helps people stop pretending abuse isn't happening and increase the willingness to report it, then it has done more for this world than most books. Also, as a previous family counselor, the insight into Marjorie's resistance to help and leaving her parents, her loyalty to them despite how she was treated, and her distrust of everyone else is beautifully written and hopefully pushes a few readers to overlook those barriers when trying to help kids they may come in contact with.
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Joanne Cobb-monfort i total agree more schools now and other mandatory reporters are helping but they are really gone way over board in our society today parents have no rights anymore you cnt do this you cnt do that no wonder why kids act or do things cause parents have lost of alot of rights in this generation

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