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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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Jun 06, 10

bookshelves: advisory-2009-2010

Running With Scissors is the memoir of Augusten Burroughs during the agres of 9 to 17. Augusten is a nice boy who is into things kids love: music, dressing up, jewelry, and even doctors. Throughout his life he goes through some tough times with his mother and father. His father is a major alcoholic and his parents relationship is very violent and dysfunctional which causes them to get a divorce and they move to Amherst Massachussets. Shortly after, Augusten's mother starts seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. Their visits turn into long frequent ones, and Augusten and his mother move into Dr. Finch's home with his family. As time goes by in Dr. Finch's house more trouble occurs with violence, bad friends, and a rape involved as well. Augusten's life has been a rough one. I found this book an interesting one to read because you don't find many plots like this one around, especially ones that actually happened like this. Augusten Burroughs really gives you an idea of how he feels and why he feels it.

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