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Finding Fish

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    The Fox

    Runs away leaving the battered apprentice. The apprentice himself was greyish with silver strewn about in his matted fur.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2011

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    Very Good, Worth Reading!

    Finding Fish by Antwone Quenton Fisher is a memoir of Antwone¿s life. It starts with the story of his family a few months before his birth; as the author believed his families story was his story; even though he did not meet them until much later in his life. Antwone¿s father was shot two months before his birth, and his mother was in jail and unable to care for him. So, he was placed into foster care. The foster family Antwone was placed into was abusive, both physically and verbally; and ¿Mizz Picket¿, his foster mother, did a good job of keeping child welfare from finding out. Much of the story is about his rough beginning in Cleveland, as Antwone recalls his first seventeen years of life with the Pickets. One day, Mizz Picket was furious, and she kicked him out on the street. He was homeless, and it seemed as if his life would go nowhere. That was until Antwone chose to join the United States Navy. This was a major turning point in the story as Antwone, or as many call him, ¿Fish¿, finally gains confidence in himself and begins to enjoy life. After eleven years of service, he retires from the navy and moves to Los Angeles. Fish discovers his true passion in life, writing, and he also finds a love he had been searching for his whole life. This is a story about a young boy with rough beginnings turning his life into something great. Some prevalent themes in this book are determination, perseverance, confidence and hope. Fish had a hard life, but instead of giving up, he persevered through the situation and eventually gained the confidence he had always wanted. He was determined to make something of his life, and he did. Some things I liked about the book were the use of poems between some chapters, and the author¿s inclusion of not just his own memories, but pieces from his child welfare file and his families story. The only things I disliked about the book were a few graphic sections, as well as the morbid theme through most of the book. Overall, this was an interesting and inspiring story. I highly recommend it because of its inspiring message and the everyday lessons within. I almost read the entire book in one sitting, it was hard to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    Finding Fish

    The book Finding Fish written by Antwone Fisher is about a boy named Antwone who was born into an institution. He had gone in and out of several different foster homes throughout his life starting at the age two. When he was about four he was put into a foster home where he endured physical and emotional abuse with no positive reinforcement. He had to deal with that lifestyle until the age of sixteen when he was removed and at the age of eighteen Antwone enlisted in the United States Navy.
    The book in general was amazing; I usually don't enjoy reading but this book I did truly take a joy in reading and never wanted to put it down. Finding Fish is a very inspirational and emotional book, which I would recommend to mainly teens and adults looking for a serious heart touching story.
    What I liked about the book was that even though the book as a whole was gloomy and depressing the authors voice made it hopeful and sounded as if something good would happen eventually giving the reader optimism and making me want to find out what was going to happen. The author did a nice job of informing us all about his life even with the smallest details which made a difference when reading. Antwone Fisher too did a terrific job of describing things allowing me to have a perfect image in my head of what was happening. That always helps when reading a book.
    What I didn't like about the book was how it would jump parts. Starting with Antowne speaking, then go to a journal entry written by one of his caseworkers. That made it hard to follow along and confused me on to who was speaking when. I also disliked how there were no chapters and just acts, it made it very hard to stop and when you would pick up from where you last left off you would forget where you were and what was happening when you would begin to read.
    I would give Finding Fish four stars out of five and is a book that is truthfully worth reading. Anyone who has gone through fostering would really connect to this inspiring story of a young man who felt unwanted in the world and needed to find where he belonged.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    Finding Fish: A Memoir

    This is a wonderful display of survival by a strong willed African American.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013


    She runs out to watch the clsn meeting ~Sk and Mk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2002


    Mr. Fisher's graphic depiction of his childhood in the foster care system alternately moves you from tears of anguish to sheer astonishment. His ability to survive his environment reads like fiction, though every word is true. A must read for anyone concerned with children's issues, or for those who love heroes and a good old fashioned happy ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    Good Book

    A touching and profound story of a child's experience with the foster system and how he overcame to become a sucessful adult. Very good book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2001

    Thank you, Fish

    Just finished this memoir and can't wait to share it with friends. This book touched the depths of my soul; I spent many hours wondering about Antowne's experiences and hoping for the happy endings that eventually came about for real. I especially loved the paragraphs about Indigo's birth and how she recognized her parents' voices. To me, that was when Antowne's story came full circle. His daughter would never know the loss of not knowing the identity and love of her parents. Thanks, Antwone, for sharing your life with us. I thank God that you have risen from despair to the joyous family life that you now have. Let us hear more from you!

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    Posted May 19, 2009

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