With this month being mentalhealthawareness, I really do recommend that you guys pick up your copy. This was just deep and poetic. What Jennifer went through made me feel so many emotions. I absolutely loved this. This has definitely got to be my favorite memoir. Five stars.
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Jul 07, Denell C Petty rated it it was amazing. Crushing Emotions When I saw the author on Dr. Phil, her story seemed incomplete. She told very mind jarring events, but Dr.
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Phil seemed to listen, but not really engage. I wondered why she was. After reading her story, I understand. Few people are strong enough to endure what she recognized as her life. In order to cope, she created pretend world's and imaginary surroundings to escape the harsh reality of her mentally ill mother who told everyone her daughter made things up. Her daughter had just escaped from a serial killer but because her mother made light of the story, others did too. After many mental hospital stays, suicide attempts, and a near fatal car accident, Jennifer chose an unused tree house to find her truth.
The book is mesmerizing and should be taught in all psychology classes. Jul 06, Echo Duva-sprague rated it it was amazing. Brave and Amazing I have to give Jennifer all the love and support in the world for sharing her story with us. Not just sharing it by writing it down, but by bringing us into her world and letters live and experience it with her. Although I could not possibly understand all of her feelings and of course did not actually have this physically happen to me, I could relate to some of it and she brought me in with her farther than any author has ever done before on her journey throughout her life.
It Brave and Amazing I have to give Jennifer all the love and support in the world for sharing her story with us. It was absolutely riveting from start to finish.
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Jennifer, I am so very grateful that you are here with us and we're able to find your way to tell your story as part of your healing process. There is no doubt in my mind that your memoir will help numerous others through traumas that they have had and may content struggle with to this day. Thank you for baring your heart and soul. Jul 17, Sophia Young rated it it was amazing. Her raw honesty about her hardships in life was truly admirable. Apr 13, Kivalina Mauck rated it it was amazing. Wow Your so strong. Such a survivor. I really do not think I would have survived all you have. I have survived a violent rape.
A on going molestation by a grandfather from a very early age to 11 when I told on him and my parents only talked to him. He was never tried for nothing just told to stop. From then on I just avoided him. Your brothers vaccine injury , I am sad to hear he was one of these children. Your book is amazing. I am sure others will agree. Jul 20, Danielle Sosa rated it it was amazing. Need to read Must read. Great description of mental illness and courage. Good job, true storytelling. Touched my heart to learn about the authors childhood and her resilience. I would recommend this book.
Mar 22, jimtown rated it it was ok Shelves: memoir , abuse.
First the good, the author is able to keep a positive outlook most of the time and seems to have grown up and removed herself from situations that cause grief. The sad parts are that, aside from her lonely childhood, this fails to evoke much sympathy. I suppose Jennifer was not given the tools she needed to live her life on her own.
No matter how desperately she wanted to get out from under her parents geodesic roof, her parents were there for her when she needed them, allowing her to move back First the good, the author is able to keep a positive outlook most of the time and seems to have grown up and removed herself from situations that cause grief. No matter how desperately she wanted to get out from under her parents geodesic roof, her parents were there for her when she needed them, allowing her to move back home, giving her a car and going so far as to put a trailer on their property so she could live safely but independently.
I feel like some of the decisions Jennifer made were what led to so many catastrophes happening in her young life. It's great she was a fighter and a survivor, but I don't think a person is truly strong until they live life without drinking, drugs and the marijuana that she used to cope. I found the book a little disappointing but give her credit for therapeutic writing. Apr 11, Jenny rated it it was amazing.
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Must Read You will not be the same person after you read this book. Jun 16, Barbara cardana rated it it was amazing.
Apr 19, Julia rated it it was amazing. I loved this book, absolutely loved it. It was raw, it was honest and it was heartbreaking.
I found the part about the serial killer unsettling but it was the incidences with her mother that resonated for me and I thought they were so telling in the way they were written. I can imagine the book was cathartic to write and I hope it's helped her move on from the obstacles she's had to face. She's a very strong lady. Definitely a book worth reading. Apr 20, Krissy Lockwood rated it it was amazing. Great book! An amazing journey. The author does an amazing job of pulling you in. Jul 27, Jill Therese rated it really liked it. She had more heartache than just escaping a killer I am so sad for her painful, insecure life.
She has a sad story to tell but she has a happy ending. She certainly made me feel her pain and want to hug her troubles away. God bless you, Jennifer. You are very brave to tell your story. May 27, Lisa Carson rated it it was amazing. From the heart What a great read.
Having experienced a similar childhood I found it difficult to start as it brought up so many emotions. I pushed through to find the authors full story compelling and healing. This authors is an amazing human being and has beautifully displayed in her story the ability and power of self love. May 27, Michelle rated it really liked it.http://thrivedentalplan.ascensiondental.com/letters-to-nowhere-from-passion.php
The Girl in the Treehouse: A Memoir
A truly incredible story What an incredible story, raw and heart breaking life for Jenny. The ability for her to be where she is today is phenomenal. May 22, Megan Malone rated it liked it. Jennifer Asbenson truly has a heartbreaking story. What members say.