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Those Who Wander by Vivian Ho
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Tolkein said, "Not all who wander are lost." After reading Ho's observations of and interviews with the homeless she met in the San Francisco area, they sounded pretty lost. She focused on the kids but acknowledged that kid might be anyone under 40. Why were these kids homeless (or houseless)? Drugs, abusive homes (parents), sexual predators, too full foster system. These are broken lives and Ho acknowledges there may not even be a solution because so many of these problems are generational.
By the book's end, Ho admits to having lost her naiveté and rose colored glasses. She did not want to believe that some people were beyond redemption even as she expressed frustration that some, albeit a few, maybe were.
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Reading Progress

August 6, 2019 – Shelved
August 6, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 20, 2019 – Started Reading
August 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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