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That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    Check it out!

    That Bird has my Wings
    By Jarvis Jay Masters pg count: 269
    This book is something someone would want to read because it is an interesting and compelling story about a man's (Jarvis) life struggle before, and during his time on death row. In the story there is always something going on, for example Jarvis's many attempts to run away from his foster home because he was having a hard time coping with is life, and his struggle to find where he fits in with the people around him. Because there is always something going on it keeps the reader's attention, draws the reader's attention into the story, and omits any dry parts. What the author did that I really liked was that because the story is an autobiography, it left a personal aspect to the story. The author is able to express exactly how he felt at that moment in his life, which left me feeling sorry for him most of the time. An example of this is when he recalls on his account of his abusive parents, and tells of his pain, anguish and sorrow that he felt during and after the time of the attacks. The author doesn't just tell the story he includes life lessons like, one telling readers that you are able to change your life around even with the mistakes you have made in the past. The life lessons included make the story more relatable and also make it a memorable read. I don't believe that there was anything the author did to detract from the story. I felt it was well written. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It amazed me how so many things can happen to one man or really any person in one lifetime. It was also astonishing to see Jarvis overcome family hardships as a young boy, all the way up to his time on death row as an adult.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    Great Read!

    Very interesting. Well written. Truly brings to light how the system for placing children is severely broken.

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