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Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A necessity for any parent of a drug addicted child

Claire and Mia's story is the most real memoir I've ever read. As the mother of a heroin addicted daughter and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, it truly hit home. Claire's story was dead on as to what it's like to watch your child destroy her life. I've said the wo...
Claire and Mia's story is the most real memoir I've ever read. As the mother of a heroin addicted daughter and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, it truly hit home. Claire's story was dead on as to what it's like to watch your child destroy her life. I've said the words and thought the thoughts in this book over and over. As far as Mia, in some cases, she said the exact same things I've heard from my own daughter so many times. As an abuse survivor, it helped me to understand so much of the pain and confusion that go along with being a survivor. For any parent who has gone through the hell and insanity that is drug addiction, this book gives some amazing insight into the hard work that is required for recovery. I hope and pray with each day that my daughter and I reach the point that Claire and Mia have.

posted by Anonymous on August 29, 2008

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Troubled Teen Troubled Industry

This book glorifies the organization formerly known as WWASPS. Morava was shut down. The "school" that Mia then transferred to in Utah has a known history of abuse. The book mentioned a girl who was currently held in isolation in a small building referred to as The H...
This book glorifies the organization formerly known as WWASPS. Morava was shut down. The "school" that Mia then transferred to in Utah has a known history of abuse. The book mentioned a girl who was currently held in isolation in a small building referred to as The Hobbit. There is a picture of The Hobbit on the web, along with stories of some teens who survived their time at WWASPS facilities and a few teens who did not.
An irresponsible editorial decision was made to publish this book. SHAME ON YOU Harper-Collins. And shame on the parents who send/have sent their teens off to such places without visiting them first.
The writing in this book reflects the ease in which decent human beings can get sucked in by an aggressive internet advertizing campaign. A cult-like primer at best. Skip this book and read about the experiences of WWASPS survivors instead.

posted by sapphoq on May 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Troubled Teen Troubled Industry

    This book glorifies the organization formerly known as WWASPS. Morava was shut down. The "school" that Mia then transferred to in Utah has a known history of abuse. The book mentioned a girl who was currently held in isolation in a small building referred to as The Hobbit. There is a picture of The Hobbit on the web, along with stories of some teens who survived their time at WWASPS facilities and a few teens who did not.
    An irresponsible editorial decision was made to publish this book. SHAME ON YOU Harper-Collins. And shame on the parents who send/have sent their teens off to such places without visiting them first.
    The writing in this book reflects the ease in which decent human beings can get sucked in by an aggressive internet advertizing campaign. A cult-like primer at best. Skip this book and read about the experiences of WWASPS survivors instead.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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