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Lullabies for Little Criminals

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A compelling tale

    In Montreal, Baby is turning twelve shortly. Her mother has been with for quite a while her twenty-seven years old father who is a junkie. They move around a lot from dive hotels to run down apartments to abodes worse than either always in the red light district where Jules seeks easy marks to con. Jules is a schemer, but never succeeds in making money because he usually explodes in a berserker rage when the slightest thing does not go in accordance to his plan, which is often as his heroin dependency rules his logic.-------------- Baby hides as much as possible at the community center or in the apartments of other children especially when her father is raging. Foster care, school and juvenile detention are respites from the violence though none are safe. She knows that charismatic but dangerous pimp Alphonse and kindhearted student Xavier seem to want her though she knows first hand that sex means pain. Soon Baby¿s world will crash further leaving her to make adult decisions that a kid should never have to face.------------ Though depressing to read about a child who never had any opportunity for youthful innocence, LULLABIES FOR LITTLE CRIMINALS is a powerful look at how the young adapt to their changing circumstances. Baby is a terrific protagonist, aptly named, as she endures in an ugly world made nastier by her father¿s needs fueled by heroin. The story line focuses on the little criminal, an offspring of a kid having a kid, doing what she must to endure. Heather O¿Neill writes a compelling character study that showcases a young survivor.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    GREAT NEW BOOK!!

    I absolutely loved this book, the story of the beautiful pre-pubescent Baby and her heroin-addicted father was awesome. Heather O'Neil has a unique way of writing as she tells the adventures of Baby, everything from being in foster care families, to new friends 'and enemies', to discovering the power her beauty holds (grown men think she is sexy even as she walks around in frumpy mis-matched clothes, carrying a sack of dolls). I'm not a great reveiwer, all i can say is i loved this book, i finished it in 2 days, though i tried to stretch it out and enjoy it i just couldn't put it down. I hate when that happens, but love it too cuz that's when you know it's a good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    This is my favorite book of all time! Extraordinary!

    This is my favorite book of all time! Extraordinary!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    An eye-opener

    A window into a world no one wants to look at.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    tough read

    Tough subject that kept getting worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Easy read

    A lttle depressing, maybe to far fetched with the down and out. Still makes one wonder if children ever have tjis type of life. Kept me turning pages, felt like i knew Baby.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2009

    AMAZING

    My cousing recommended this book and it is amazing you should read it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2008

    all around great

    I really loves this book I just couldn't put it down each chapter left you wondering and wanting more...Baby is so grown, but so young and innoscent at the same time...I just loved the book all around and read the whole thing in a day I just couldn't put it down..a definate must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2007

    I Loved this book!

    I absolutely loved the characters and the way the story was told. This is a great book.

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