They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of a Child Who Learned to Survive

They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of a Child Who Learned to Survive

by Jennings Michael Burch
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They Cage the Animals at Night: The True Story of a Child Who Learned to Survive 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should be a must read for all Human Services workers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many smiles and tears. Didn't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I CRIED DURING THIS BOOK. ITS SO GOOD BUT WHILE YIU READ YIUR THINKING(NOBODY DESRVS THIS MUCH PAIN IN THERE LIFE ) THEN YOU START TO CRY THEN THINGS GER GOD THEN BAD THEN WORSE THEN VERY VERY GOOD. This is my favorite book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read it 5 times, that should say it all.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected a little more from this book judging by the reviews and price. It was a good book but it ended really abrupt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jennings is such a delightful little boy along with his best friend Doggie i didnt want the story to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the best books I've ever read! I read it for the first time when I was in 5th grade, quite a long long time ago time now, but I've chosen to reread it many times since then. I would recommend this book to anyone at all, it touches the heart and sticks with you. Read it and write your own review, but definitely read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is wonderfull,sad,funny and some parts make me mad my teacher read it to me at read aloud its when someone reads out loud and it is about the person who worte this book who's mom somtimes gets sick and and just can't take care of jennings and in the end he tells about what happend after he was done wiht the book and in jan 2013. 17 at 78 he died and he lived a wonderfull life THANKS FOR READING!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been 10 years since I read this book. In 10 years I never read a book so touching, so memorable and so life-altering. No other book has ever made me cry. Read it and you'll never forget it I promise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My freshman year in highschool I had to read this book. Not being a book reader at all I read this book in 1day. Even though our teacher gave us a week. I ended up reading it everyday till the week was over. It touched my heart. This book I will let my children read when they get become old enough. Thank You to Mrs. Hall @ Mira Loma High School, Carmicheal, CA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 11th grade and again in the 12th grade. After that I have read this book so many times I can't remember. I recommend this book to everyone every chance I get and encourage everyone to go and buy a copy of it. I admire very much Jennings Michael Burch personally because of all the hardships he endured through out his childhood. By reading his book, I have learned the struggles and suffering that children in orphanages go through and it has encouraged me to adopt. Now I am a sophmore in college and I am doing an English paper about my favorite book. No doubt the book that came to mind was this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book so much. my first time reading it was in 8th grade and it just melted my heart to hear of the sad things that happened. it changed my life a lot and i've looked at life at a different angle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Burch had came to my school about in October, 2000. His presentation was phenominal and my whole class cried after his speech. He was a friend of my teachers and he had done a special presentation. Did you know that he has never read his book? He had gone throught monthes of thereapy after writing the story. He is now 67 and he lives in New York. He and Doggie Still remain very very close and Jennings has never left Doggie alone. He has emphisema from the cigarette buds he and Larry used to smoke to take off from the hunger. He has an oxegan tank to carry around with him. He said he is going to die very soon. Sal is still alive and he lives in Florida with his wife and children. They talk a lot on the phone he said. As for the mom she died just before the book came out. As Walter had said as soon as he graduated school he was gone from the family. He had died a little while ago. Wlater had become very wealthy. As for Larry I think I remember Jennings saying he is still alive but I am unsure. Gene and Jennings had become very close friend but Gene died very recently like 5 months ago. George had once said that drinking never hurt anyone. Unfortunatly he died of liver problems 15 years ago. Jennings had met his father when he was 21. He said that he once went with Larry. The father had problems and though Jennings did n't want to help him because he was never there for him he took care of him when he was sick. The father is dead now. Please feel free to cantact me with any questions. I will answer them if I can. Thank You!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in sixth grade and it has been sitting by my heart ever since. I must have read it 12 times since then and am now a junior. It made my cry each time. To thing that a child was abused this way makes me angry inside. I used to want to be a paramedic but now i want to be a counselor for abused children and their parents. This book should be mandatory in all high schools. It will never be erased from my thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was done. She had nothing more to worry about. But if that was true, then why did she feel so bad? She knew it had to be done, people had begun to notice. They had begun to notice the way that she had placed a protective hand over her tummy, the wierd cravings for canned fruit, and her constant trips to the bathroom. It had to be done didnt it? A voice in her head said, "you killled a baby". But it was only a lump of tissue, not alive. That was what the doctor had told her. If the professional had said so, then it must be correct...right? She hated the constant spinning of her moral compass. It didnt ever give her the answer she wanted. * * * A sleek wolf hid among the trees. The moon was full and cast a silver light that filtered through the trees dusting everything with a silver light that gave the forest an eerie, but beautiful look. The wolf was looking for something. Her blue grey eyes flitted from tree to tree scanning the area with an elegant, but desperate air to her. She needed something, something that she that had to be found. She sat down eventually and howeled, long and mounfully. It cut through the air snd the pine branches seemed to tremble with the beauty an pureness of the note. She waited, waited for a reply. None came. She howeled again, a louder, clearer note that split the silver light. But not one paid attention. There was none who heard her I am 16 and my name is Angie murray. I want some reviews on this, if zall possible. The story does not end there, if you want me to stop writing brcause i suck, i eont be offended, just say so :) ti review me, please put " to angie murray" in the title and u will read it... thank you!!!!!