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Girlbomb by Janice Erlbaum
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bookshelves: abuse, amexperience, biography-memoir, family, female, nonfiction, voices

When you have made a deal with yourself and threatened your mother that you'd leave if she decided to take her new husband, your skeezy abusive stepdad back after the most recent fight, you really are going to do it. And Janice did. After the latest fight after having a kid with him and fighting and calling the police, she took him back and Janice turned around, grabbed her stuff and left. Leaving for a homeless teen shelter, she entered the life of a homeless teen to escape what she thought/knew to be a worse situation and she wanted to try to make a go of it herself.

But it's a hard life. There's more treachery and unbalance in that life too from fighting girls to stealing, then comes the bad habits like drugs and drinking. It's a memoir that is worth reading to understand that life might not be better on the other side and what dangers exist.


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Started Reading
September 16, 2018 – Shelved
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: abuse
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: amexperience
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: biography-memoir
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: family
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: female
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction
September 16, 2018 – Shelved as: voices
September 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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