This story is not overly complicated. CeeCee Honeycutt comes from a trouble home. She is all but abandoned by her philandering father and left to live with her mentally ill mother. Her mother's erratic and self-destructive behavior escalates as CeeCee gets older. At the young age of 10-11 years old, CeeCee becomes the adult in the family and takes care of her mother. That is until her mother is killed in a traffic accident.
CeeCee is left to the care of strangers. CeeCee moves to a new town with her aunt that she barely knows. She starts life over learning to love and be cared for by adults. She is allowed to be a child for the first time in her life.
I liked this story because I've known many kids who have had to be the responsible "adults" in their family. I don't know what their lives must be really like with parents who can't or won't be parents. This book speaks to those who reach out to share a kind word to these kids.
Book Rating: 3.5 stars
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