Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-Year-Old by Anna J. Michener PDF

By Anna J. Michener

ISBN-10: 0226524019

ISBN-13: 9780226524016

Becoming Anna is the poignant memoir of the 1st 16 years within the lifetime of Anna Michener, a tender lady who fought a painful conflict opposed to her abusive family members. classified "crazy lady" for far of her adolescence, Anna suffered actual and emotional harm by the hands of the adults who have been alleged to love and guard her. devoted to numerous psychological associations via her family members, at 16 Anna was once eventually capable of break out her chaotic domestic existence and input a foster domestic. As an attempt towards restoration and self-affirmation in addition to a robust plea on behalf of alternative abused youngsters, Anna wrote this memoir whereas the adventure was once clean and the sentiments have been nonetheless uncooked and unhealed. Her tale is a strong story of survival.

"A teen's uncooked, in-your-face chronicle of occasions nearly as they have been taking place. As such, it really is unforgettable. . . . Michener's tale provides voice to the hundreds of thousands of youngsters and teens trapped in 'the system,' biding their time until eventually their 18th birthdays. A candid and unstinting tell-all."—Kirkus Reviews

"Extraordinary. . . . Michener's expressive writing does justice to a subject matter that's essentially very irritating to her in my opinion and communicates a profoundly very important message on behalf of all abused and overlooked children."—Booklist

"An very important e-book, painful to learn, yet crucial if different childrens in related occasions are to be saved."—Library Journal

"An blameless kid's account of sixteen years in hell and of the bad wrongs inflicted on young ones who're with no rights or worrying advocates."—Choice

"[Michener] emerges as a compelling and brave recommend for kids and their welfare—she's a tender author with a rare voice."Feminist book place News

"Quite easily the most effective, such a lot compelling, well-written autobiographies released in years. . . . have in mind the identify. we haven't heard the final of Anna Michener."—Myree Whitfield, Melbourne Herald-Sun, disguise story

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The large bathroom was drafty, and the slightest sound I made echoed. I couldn't cry until the water was running. I shivered and sobbed in a shower stall for half an hour, not even caring if there was a camera there to see me crying. Eventually a woman stuck her head in the bathroom door and told me to hurry up. The towel was very small and thin, and reeked. I made myself stop crying, but I couldn't stop my teeth from chattering. Behind that bank drive-through counter in the middle of the long hall was the ward office, where the patients' charts were kept.

What made it a little easier for the patients to ignore the staff was that most of the staff tried their best to ignore us. Everyone who worked with the adolescent patients would introduce themselves to a new one. But that was all. Only a few ever held a conversation with me. Even fewer gave me any other reason to distinguish them from the countless bodies that hovered in and out of the spaces reserved for the staff alone. Our captors usually huddled around the staff table or in the office, breaking away only to make use of the private staff bathrooms.

He had big, pretty blue eyes, dark hair, a round face, and a nice smile. He was of average size and build, and he asked me if I would be his girlfriend. Never in my life had any boy wanted me to be his girlfriend, especially not an older boy. It was against the rules at Magna Carta for patients to write each other notes, but Jake wrote me anyway. He even persuaded me to write him a note once. It was also more explicitly against the rules for patients to touch each other for any reason, especially boy and girl patients.

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