Wright of Passage
Overview We were all used to Mom being away. I hated when Mom went away. To be horribly truthful, it wasn't that I missed her a whole lot but it was the fact my dad would take full advantage of the situation. He would sort of pay me back for all the things I had done wrong in my life. Over half the time Mom went away, she'd come back to me either in the hospital or with some injury I couldn't explain that well. Rachel Wright has never been a typical teenage girl. Since she moved from Fort Madison with her parents and five siblings, everything has turned from bad to worse. Drugs, alcohol, and gang run-ins can't make her forget her hidden, deadly past. Even if she could leave the past behind, her crazy, abusive father won't let her, and Rachel has done a good job of keeping her secrets. But Rachel and her family soon realize that they're not the only ones in town with dark secrets...
- ISBN-13: 9780595368785
- Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
- Publication date: 10/13/2005
- Pages: 116
- Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)
1.0 / 5.0
I read this book in order to understand what challenges my daughter might face next year in Junior High School. I hoped to find some redeeming qualities in spite of numerous grammatical and spelling errors, but there are none. The book is too long, and is filled with irrelevant details. I wonder how much of the story-line is 'self-portrait' and how much is pure fiction. It would be sad for her to have written this from experience. I hope for Ms. Archer's sake it is all in her imagination that is where it should have been left.
5.0 / 5.0
This is a cool book. It really gets you thinking. I was impressed that the author is so young. I highly recommend it.