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I have 3 young children and though none were raised in an 11 x 11 room, I feel Jack's "language" is not reflective of a 5 year old whose days are spent talking solely to his "Ma", to his T.V. and to himself and whose language is influenced by Nick Jr. television. How many 5 year olds would use the word "corridor" to describe a hallway which he has never seen before or be able to pronunciate the word "Bonsai" upon his first reading? Inconsistent and unbelievable. I also feel she plucked this storyline from People Magazine--Jaycee Dugard and Phillip Garrido. A book called Lost and Found by John Glatt gives an accounting of this true story of abduction and Jaycee Dugard is writing her own book I believe as well.
This is a fun read if your club has been reading a lot of heavy stuff and you are needing a break. Good, funny writing with a bummer of a premise.
Dan Morse does a great job of putting all the informational pieces together to become a readable book. Different perspectives are placed in a comprehensive order that make feel like you are reading an episode of Dateline.
A little uncomfortable to read, but flows nicely and is insightful to compare parenting in the seventies to parenting today. Is it that different?
A fun character filled book. If you were raised in a small town, you will feel a familiarity with this book. Salty characters, salty plot and salty language. You will grow to love these people, just need to give it some time.
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