Monday, August 25, 2014

Review: Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary RoseDear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose by Gillian McCain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a diary, the journal of Mary Rose. Through the years of 1996-1999 she chronicles school, boys, drugs. Her entries are raw. You, the reader, will feel the emotions flow off the page ~ be it depression, the pain of rape, the bullying, the need and desperation for love and acceptance, and her anger over fighting death. Mary Rose was fighting cystic fibrosis. Although a teen in the late 90s, her struggles are very familiar and not outdated. This book was edited from the original 600 pages she wrote, but nothing is missing - her life is on these pages.
This is a book to read in a group, with your child, for discussion. It can be heavy and filled with triggers for some with PTSD.

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