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Shuggie Bain by Douglas   Stuart
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it was amazing

“It’s hard to not know what you are coming in to at nights.”
As someone who grew up in a household that abused alcohol, this was a difficult book for me to read. While my situation was not as extreme as the one portrayed here, Stuart beautifully captures the despair of a child with an alcoholic parent. The need to protect her, the attempt to always assess her moods, the constant worry about what you will come home and find. This book is bleak and gritty and heavy. It's also utterly unforgettable. I highly recommend it but warn you that it's going to rip you apart if you identify at all with these characters.

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Reading Progress

September 20, 2020 – Shelved
September 20, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
March 18, 2021 – Started Reading
March 25, 2021 – Finished Reading

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