I don't normally write book reviews, but I had to talk about this book I just read! I'm blogging it because I am at work and it's 3:30am & no one else is awake!
There were so many touching parts of this story. There was also several moments that took my breath away & left me thinking "Oh my goodness, how could anyone do that to their own child?". A few heartbreaking times I even wondered if my own children felt the way that she described feeling unloved & unwanted.
I originally just picked this up from the thrift store because it was free & would be a fast read. It was the book I kept lying around to read a few pages here & there when there was nothing else around. I was set to not like it and not be very interested in it & to pass it on when I was done. Boy, was I wrong! It has earned a permanent place on my shelf (and anyone that knows me KNOWS that bookshelf space is prime real estate!). I even did the unthinkable and marked some of my favorite passages.
Fowler writes just the way I love! Very poetic. A lot of imagery. Not too much useless description, every beautiful detail was necessary to convey how they lived, and how they learned to move on.
The very end brought tears to my eyes & made me love the book even more
"Slowly, I let go of Mama, and as I did, I felt the invisible cord rip - the cord that ties together children and parents." It was necessary for Bird to let go of her abusive mother so that everyone could move on, but is a sad sad realization to come to. I still haven't done it.