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Mama's Illness

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Ten years before Hannah struggles to deal with a traumatic attack of her own, her world is turned upside down by her mother’s suicide attempt. Grandma insists on keeping her in the dark about Mama’s mental illness, believing that that’s the best way to allow her to have a normal childhood. But Hannah is just as determined to understand why her Mama has to be separated from ...more
ebook, 22 pages
Published June 6th 2019
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Jack Stark
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
A short, yet powerful story that does a good job of giving a realistic account of the confusion a child can experience when a parent is taken into a mental health facility. I would have liked the story to be a little longer and to explore the illness a little more, but I suspect we will get that in Reinventing Hannah. The overall story feels a little too quick, and I would have liked it to just slow down a little and spend a little more time in Hannah's thoughts. Hannah is an adorable character, ...more
N. Kimmage
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The rating for this book is spot on, as I read along I had tears in my eyes. Choosing to see it through the eyes of Hannah makes it more real. We explore mama's illness and how it affects not only her but those close to her. The conflict between mother and daughter has a good balance. Talking about mental health issues is a huge step forward. Well done to the writer.
Michelle Burden
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A touching and emotional tale. Loved it.

Dear sweet Hannah is six years old when her mother must be hospitalized for mental illness and she must live with her grandmother, a stern but very loving woman. Hannah doesn’t understand why she must be separated from her mother, and her protective Grandma doesn’t think she’s old enough to understand.

Hannah is caught up in the maelstrom, missing her mother, confused, and frustrated that she’s not told what’s really going on. With some highly emotional sc
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very heartfelt story about Hannah, who is a young girl with a mentally ill mother and is being kept in the dark about it by her grandmother. Although Hannah's grandmother is well-intentioned, she is doing Hannah more harm than good by doing this. Unfortunately, this is reflective of all too many people who are loved ones of people suffering from psychological disorders. They feel ashamed or too scared to open up to let others know what that person is really going through. To add to Han ...more
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