Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Her Last Death

Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg

What was this book about?
This is a true story about Susanna Sonnenberg told from her point of view. After growing up with a mother that didn’t act at all motherly, she gets a call from her family – her mother has been in an accident and they do not expect her to live. Expectations from her family expect Susanna to immediately drop everything and go to her mother’s side. Only she doesn’t. Instead you find out what drove her to this painful decision.

A life filled with things that children shouldn’t have to go through. A mother that is highly sexed and is convinced that her children are too. A mother who is dependent on drugs and create an atmosphere where her oldest child is afraid that she should take her to the hospital. A mother who you can not trust because most of her life is a lie, and after a time she and all around her begin to believe that the lie is reality.

What was your favorite part about this book?

This book makes me very glad for the mother that I had. The life that I had. It takes a strong women to reject what she grew up in and become a caring mother who doesn’t repeat her own mother’s mistakes.

What was your least favorite part about this book?
Sometimes it was hard to read the pain that was went through. You wish no one had to do that.

What genre would you consider this?

Overall: B

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