My Story

My Story

by Bonitto J, Bonitto, Bonnitto

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Overview

My Story is told by a young girl who had to grow up faster than any child should. It is April's story, told in April's voice. Readers follow April as she witnesses the awesome beauty of storms, births, and mangoes, feels the terror of a singularly unpleasant stepfather, the joy of an aunt with whom she feels a truly authentic connection, and the unimaginable anguish caused by the loss of that connection.

But through her loss, April's story takes on fascinating new dimensions. After her Auntie Marcie moves away, My Story ceases to be a simple memoir about growing up in Jamaica and turns into an intricately layered commentary on otherness and recursive patterns of violence and neglect within families.

Fleeing the dominion of her stepfather Freddie, April and her siblings come under the protection of her Gramma. Little do they know, this protection is not what it seems, as April finds herself struggling to raise her entire family nearly single-handedly.

Bonitto's sparse prose leaves no facet of this journey unexplored, as April contends with an environment she knows nothing about, against odds which seem inevitably stacked against her.

My Story isn't just April's story; it belongs to anybody who lived through such hard times, they thought they'd never even get to tell about them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628380880
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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"My Story" 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real eye opener with a lesson we could all learn from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read my story in record time. Just couldn't stop turning pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story that tells the truth so marvelously well. It really grips the imagination.I'm really looking forward to the other book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written by someone so special who hads the odds stacked against her for her very survival, but even with all the hardships she survived to tell her story in a series of books to follow this book. so many emotions are force from yhe reader, rather you find your self as a victim or  some who victimized. there is healing and a chance to seek forgivness even from yourself. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find it amazing how this story unfolded and blossomed like a flower 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really depicts the twists and turns of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great piece of work i read in between my daily errands.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a heartfelt work - a testament to the human spirit.  A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very powerful and inspiring story - I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me want to indulge in reading again. Truly an eye opener.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
painted a vivid picture from her perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
found myself wanting to know more occasionally i take a glance back at the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a courageous book told simply and honestly with you, the author, reliving the pain, the abuse and the deprivation of your childhood. You were a child who suffered the long years of your troubled youth with great patience and with an unremitting hope for your future. Above all, you wanted to read. And look at you now! You have, in your maturity, written this book.
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as a young woman this book greatly inspires me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
helped out a great deal with my school report
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this on my winter vacation from school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must have when i'm at the café enjoying a coffee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read on your downtime
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read if you love hearing the underdog win.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The words painted a vivid picture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading material would definitely suggest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a touching memoir.  The story is emotionally moving.  I enjoyed it from start to finish. A great great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story and I absoultly love it. Honestly once I picked it up I couldn't put it down.I like others have said was an eye opener for me 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.