Singing Songs

Singing Songs

by Meg Tilly


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ISBN-13: 9780929636627
Publisher: Syren Book Company
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Singing Songs 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was written so well, I read it in a day. Tilly is very capable of writing from a childs point of view and painting a most disturbing picture of abuse. I would not advise the faint of heart to even attempt to read this book. At first the ending bothered me but I appreciate being let to choose what the characters future might be. This book makes you look at abuse and all its ugliness and reminds me to be thankful for my 'normal' childhood and that my kids haven't been subjected to such atrocities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful and moving book. I've read this book twice now and both times was amazed at how Meg Tilly captures the voice of childhood. She grabs you from page one and doesn't let go. She is a wonderful writer who seems to be able to set you right down in each scene, lets you experience the difficulties and challenges and triumphs of the main character, Anna, first hand. I highly recommend this book, both times I read it, it moved me to tears. And, as it turns out, I just discovered from reading in People Magazine that much of this book is autobiographical (which is only more heartbreaking).
ladybug74 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I liked this book a lot in the beginning and the characters felt real to me, like characters from non-fiction books of this type that I have read. As I got closer to the end, the book became less interesting and I just wanted to be done with it. It's interesting that this book is actually based on facts because it seemed read to me up until the last couple of chapters. At the end it just seemed rushed and then it seemed to end a bit abruptly.
lahochstetler on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a book about child abuse. Anna and her siblings are abused by their father in every way: physically, emotionally, and sexually. Her brothers are not allowed to sleep in the house, and all of the children attend school only sporadically. The family continues to move to rural areas to avoid contact with the authorities. Anna's mother is not as guilty of abuse, but she is certainly guilty of neglect and failure to protect her children. The book is narrated in Anna's voice, and it is quite believable. Through Anna's experience we can see how an abused child struggles to sort out what is right and wrong. Hers is a world in which the wrong has become normative. It is a startling reminder of how easy it is to hide a family's darkest secrets. It was shocking to me just how easily Anna's parents avoided schools, doctors, social workers, and anyone else who might interfere. Anna is a charming and believable narrator. It is hard not to feel for her plight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I read it in 3 days. I would recommend reading this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished reading this book recently and it made me feel very depressed b/c of all the abuse the girls when the through the whole family was so sick. It was painful to read it. It really was. Her writing is good but I thought it could have been better, I also didn't like the foul language in it.