Picking Up The Pieces

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Growing up poor has taught me a lot about life. Growing up without the love of at least one parent has taught me even more. But even though life can be hard, as long as you have one person who loves you, you have everything you need to succeed.

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Growing up poor has taught me a lot about life. Growing up without the love of at least one parent has taught me even more. But even though life can be hard, as long as you have one person who loves you, you have everything you need to succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413719215
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2004

    Piercing look into another's life.

    True to its name, Carol is the third generation of not only a broken family, but broken lives. Abandoned by both parents and left with her grandma whom she affectionately calls Ma, she grows up in the ghettos of Canada and endures the hardships of a hard life. Over protected and sheltered Carol begins school stunted in social growth, trying to adapt to life away from home. Children are children and harass her about her appearances and she feels like an outcast. Even her two best friends eventually exclude her from their circle. Few happy memories exist within the covers, condemned housing, lost friends, and dead family pets lead her from one bad place to another. In this collection of life stories she has many difficulties and heart aches, as well as many great life lessons brought to her through new true friends and self realization. Carol decides to pull her life together at the insistence of Dee. She attends college and despite her discovery of several learning disabilities she is able to work around them and graduate with her Masters. To this day Carol is still picking up the pieces of her life and her son¿s life and finding the right place for all of them. She is growing closer to having the life she always wanted but hardships are sure to be present in her life no matter what she does, she has ensured that her grandson will have a better life than she did. Although the voice changes from story to story you are sure to come to your own self realization and sympathize with this wonderful woman and what she has gone through and conquered.

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