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Still, At Your Door: A Fictional Memoir

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YA -- Sabrina "Bri" Gibbons has only a few short minutes to pack her things and help her sisters pack theirs before running with their mother to the bus that will whisk them away from Butler, Pennsylvania, an abusive relationship, and a secret that none of them wish to acknowledge. She was not prepared, though, for her mother to drop them on the streets of New York with th ...more
Paperback, 135 pages
Published February 22nd 2014 by Writers AMuse Me Publishing (first published February 17th 2014)
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Nadia Gerassimenko
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Still, At Your Door is a heartbreaking but hopeful tale of three sisters—Bri, Missy, and Grace—trying to make sense of the world in their own way while struggling to survive in a family household where they should feel protected and nurtured, but instead witness their father abusing their mother, and their mother reaching for alcohol as the answer to their collective suffering. One day, the sisters are ushered by their mother to pack their bags as fast as they can—they’re finally leaving this fo ...more
Amanda
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The only way to begin this review is to let you know this book is exquisite. I was engrossed throughout and heaved a contented, if regretful, sigh at the last sentence. The finish was satisfying but I still wanted more.

The main character Bri (short for Sabrina) unfolds slowly, realistically and beautifully as the story progresses. Coming from a difficult background she learned early on how to protect herself and her sisters from the effects of her mothers 'mania'. When they are finally deserted
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Mariah Wilson
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, must-read
Where do I start?

The writing was beautiful. Ms. Ramos has a way with words that takes your hand and draws you into her world in a matter of moments, and there she keeps you until the very last page is finished.

Still, At Your Door is a book about the lives of three girls after their mother abandons them at their grandparents house in New York City. As the story progresses and you learn just how screwed up their lives had been, you will find yourself longing for these girls to belong, to find th
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Hanna
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this author's poetry book a few years ago and was extremely impressed. This book is beautiful. There were sentences that were poetic and so vivid. I fell in love with the main character immediately.
I read this book in one sitting after it came in. I think what touched me most was the relationship between Sabrina and her mother. The author totally captured Manic depression in this book. I found myself referring to my undergrad psych courses.
The ending was not a total shock, but it left me
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E.S. Wynn
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Still, At Your Door: A Fictional Memoir is a very real, very fluid lesson in life, in abuse, the dynamics of power, of sex and the relationships between people. In this book, Author Emma Eden Ramos brings forth both the bitter and the sweet on wings of articulate, elegant prose, delivering a read that is as deep and wise as it is gripping and powerful.
Ashley Irby
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book through first reads & finished it the same day it came! I absolutely LOVED it - Cannot wait to read more from this author!
Merisha28
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Still, At Your Door by Emma Eden Ramos
Print Length: 139 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1927044944
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Writers AMuse Me Publishing (February 17, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

My Review~~
I received this book in exchange for a honest unbiased review.
This book is so beautifully written and compelling that it is making it hard to put into words what I want to say. The story has all the emotions and feelings that you would expect about with what
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Christy
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free for an honest review, which I am giving.

I usually only review completely clean books; however, sometimes due to the subject matter, the books I review do have swearing/bad language. This is one of those books. The way the girls were raised justifies it. Not just thrown in because it's the cool thing to do....


Still, At Your Door is a beautifully written fictional memoir of Sabrina, a teenaged girl, who loses her father at a young age and is raised by a manic depressive
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LAWonder10
Apr 22, 2014 rated it liked it
'Still, at Your Door' is a bittersweet story of three sisters who, after years of a traumatic childhood, was suddenly abandoned by their mother , on the porch steps of their maternal grandparent's door. This is a tale of peer pressure callousness, dysfunctional families and overcoming trials.

I can analyze the jest of the title's relationship to the story but I would be guessing...The title's relevance to the story is vague. The book cover is effective though and allows the reader a glimpse of th
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El Neo
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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How do I put this into words? This story TRULY impacted me! I saw parallels to my own story. It helped me to gain a new perspective where I was just too blinded by bitterness. Thank you, Emma. The characters felt alive to me. I cared for them. I just wanted to hug to girls and let them know things will be ok. Ms. Ramos writes so beautifully. I felt like I was reading the words from a beautiful and sincere soul. I didn't want this book to end! I think I'm ordering another copy (Plus, The Realm of ...more
Suzanne Montigny
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A masterpiece, quite simply, a masterpiece. I had read Emma Eden Ramos' mg novel, Realm of the Lost two years ago and loved it, but this goes far beyond. Ramos' writing is exquisite, a pleasure to read, deep, rich. I didn't check where I was in the book until I'd nearly finished it, I was so absorbed. This is the sort of book that would win the governor general's award were it Canadian, but it's not, so I'm hoping there's a similar one in the US. This story deserves it.
Courtney James
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I LOVED this book! I actually read it twice. Words can't express. Just read it cus it's SO Beautiful. The characters don't leave you.
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Emma Eden Ramos is a writer and student from New York City. Her middle grade novella, The Realm of the Lost, was recently published by MuseItUp Publishing. Her short stories have appeared in Stories for Children Magazine, The Storyteller Tymes, BlazeVOX Journal, and other journals. Ramos' novelette, Where the Children Play, is included in Resilience: Stories, Poems, Essays, Words for LGBT Teens, e ...more