This weekend I attended the biggest book fair of my life in MINES Mall,Malaysia. Discounts were at an all time high i mean books were going for as low as $1.00. It was my ultimate dream, with over 3 million books to choose from, I felt like a child in a candy store. There were fiction books, cook books, kids books, photography, you name it it was probably there.
I went in there ready for battle, battle for some books that is. With so many people there, it was hard moving around and finding books which i wanted to get, not to mention the strain of having to carry around a big box that I can put all my selections into.
My feet hurt from moving around so much in that huge area, searching and grabbing whatever book called my attention. I was hot, sweating and more than very hungry. And then when I finally had all the books i wanted( more like all the books I could afford tot take) I finally went to pay and the ques were insanely long. I was exhausted, but kept going, the end was near and I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. All that said, it was well worth it and the most unpleasantly fulfilling experience of my life. 😀
Enough of my complaining, these are all the books I bought! I have already finished reading one in one night. 😀
The book for today is called “Runaway”
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
“It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and this time she gets away clean. Through tough and tender and angry and funny journal entries, Holly spills out her story of what she goes through witnessing things she never seen before. We travel with her across the country–hopping trains, scamming food, sleeping in parks or homeless encampments. And we also travel with her across the gaping holes in her heart–as she finally comes to terms with her mother’s addiction and death. Runaway is a remarkably uplifting portrait of a girl still young and stubborn and naive enough to hold out hope for finding a better place in the world, and within herself, to be .
Like “Scarred” this is just one of those books that will pull at your heart, the story line( being that it is a true story) is extremely sad and disturbing, it is very well written, when i read it i experienced the feelings of loneliness,sadness, all the struggles that the main character goes through. It is definitely a steal, and it would be a shame to not read it. 🙂
The book that i will be reviewing today is called “Scarred”.
Author: Sophie Andrews
Growing up, Sophie carried a terrible secret. She was her father’s slave, in the most horrific ways imaginable. At just a few months old she was adopted by a couple that seemed comfortably off and perfectly respectable to the outside world. But behind closed doors, Sophie’s childhood was a living hell. Her father spent the next decade grooming her for abuse and when Sophie’s mother left for good, that very night, he told Sophie that from now on she would sleep in his bed. Unable to cope, Sophie spiraled into suicidal misery. She began to self-harm to try and escape the agony. But one day she went too far and at 16, ended up in a psychiatric unit. It was here that she finally confronted the horrors of home and began the painful journey of rebuilding her life. A phenomenally courageous woman, Sophie now works for the Samaritans and helps other young people in need. Harrowing yet compelling, this is a searing and truly inspirational account of overcoming the worst abuse and self-harm.
This is a book that will pull at your heart strings from the very first page to the last one, the character development is done exquisitely, the story line has twists and turns that just make you want to cry with every page you turn. The author has 2 more books that i shall discuss later, but this one is by no doubt the most horrifying and heartbreaking one.
I strongly suggest for all to read this book, even though it will have you in tears most of the times, the ending is perfect and worth every page. Truly a page turner.