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Live Through This by Debra Gwartney
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May 09, 09

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

A good read, but as always with this type of book (like "Augusta Gone")
I tend to get angry at the behavior of the children and be amazed at how much abuse the mother will put up with. Debra also puts out a lot of money to force her daughters into a variety of alternative programs in the hopes of changing their behavior. I wonder what a person is supposed to do who doesn't have well-off parents, or rich former in-laws, or a variety of friends who'll step in and take the girls off her hands.

Also, since I was a younger daughter in a family where my older sister was behaving a lot like the girls in this book, I have a lot of empathy for the younger sisters in this story, who seem to be forgotten in the midst of their sisters' storm.

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