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Bad Girls Club

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Destiny has a secret. She's been told not to tell anyone what happened at Crater Lake. She also can't tell anyone about her sister's bruises. Her friends all want her to report her parents, but Destiny won't. When the secret becomes too much to carry and
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Blooming Tree Press
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Sep 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
In "bad girls club" we meet Destiny. Destiny's home life is beyond messed up. Her mother is mentally ill, and as a result, very unable to care for her two children properly. From a young age Destiny takes on the role of parent in caring for her younger sister Cassidy.

In a book meant for young adults, we read on as Destiny is faced with one horror after another. From her mother's attempts to kill Cassidy, to her father's denial of the entire situation. The story moves quickly and is brutally raw
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Dec 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
With mental health issues being so prevelant in society I was very intrigued by the premise of this book. Let me tell you that as hard as it was I read it in one sitting - it grabbed hold and would not let go.

All Destiny wants is to get a job and try to have a semblance of a normal life. Instead she is burdened with the responsibilty of taking care of her mentally ill mother and trying to protect her younger sister Cassidy from the violent rages and outbursts that have become more common than n
Jennifer Wardrip
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The cycle of abuse is one of society's seemingly incurable ills. One generation passes its violence on to the next. Destiny and her sister, Cassidy, are victims of this tragic cycle.

BAD GIRLS CLUB focuses on one such family. Destiny is in high school attempting to entertain thoughts of her future, but her present seems to become more demanding of her time. Destiny's mother has long been suffering from mental illness. Her mood swin
Nov 23, 2009 added it
I have recently finished this book and is extremly emotional and gut wrenching. my friend recomended this book immediately after she had read it.she proclaimed that i'd read it and was just what i was looking for.this book is about a family being completely destroyed by illness,betrayal, and an unexplainable darkness slowly drifting above their heads. i would have said that this book is very much spine chilling and feels very lively. buti have to say, that this book really has inspired me and ha ...more
Oct 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Bad Girls Club
By: Judy Gregerson

Every family has a member who has a problem. It could be addiction, theft, or even a mental illness. It pains us to see the roads that they have to go down in there life. We want to help, even if we do not understand that there problem is hurting us worse then it is hurting them.

Des is your normal teenager, but she has a mother with a mental illness. She is left with two choices in her life to reach outside the family and ask for help possibly tearing her family a
Mariele Dacoron
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bad Girls Club really gave me more of a perspective when it comes to living with someone who has a mental illness. This is definitely worth the read for something that keeps you on the edge and wanting to know more to understand the situation. Although parts can be disturbing and outrageous it makes the story a whole lot better while reading it.
Amelia Fuentes
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have recently finished this book and is extremly emotional and gut wrenching too
Jan 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Just like a reviewer said, similar to David Pelzer's A Child Called It. About an abuse relationship, not nearly as disturbing as Pelzers but a great read.
Ann Gonzalez
Feb 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
A sad and gripping description of the horrors of growing up with an untreated and abusive mentally ill mother. I could gripped me in my solar plexus.

Well done, Judy.
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The Real Connection - an internet talk-radio show with host and author Judy Gregerson is a lifestyle show about choices and decisions. You can listen by going to:

This is streaming audio, so the show and archives are always available.

My earlier life:

I was born.

I came out backwards with the cord wrapped around my neck, and thanks to a country doctor, I lived.
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