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Posted November 26, 2011
This is an endearing real life account of (and by) a young Jamaican girl while she is in hiding from her father, police, and anyone trying to take her back home. At a surprisingly intimate level, the book reveals how one of many Jamaican young child tries to cope with everyday day happings and have to grow up faster than her time. For Hopey her food is scarce, facilities are rare and the outdoors are out of bounds for this young little girl. Amidst these bleak circumstances Hopey tries to keep her spirits up by occupying herself in such constructive activities as her limited means will allow. She dreams of a bright, happy future and prepares herself for it. But her youth and liveliness are under cover and they face the constant threat of exposure... My Thoughts: I loved the book. I cried after finishing it. For someone who has been born and brought up in peaceful times, realization of the stark cruelty of past of this young girl can have a sobering effect. The book conveys this reality like a wet sock on the face. It was amazing a must read!!!!!
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Posted January 9, 2012
I began reading Who Put You On Pause, on a Thursday evening, and I was elated-I couldn't put the book down! I finished reading it by Saturday evening! I enjoyed every minute of it. It was an easy to read book, and it flowed. I couldn't wait to go to the next episode. I felt that I was at the places the writer spoke about. Despite her hardships, she showed resilience in overcoming the many obstacles she faced.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.