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  1. says:

    This book was good It was a uick read The book is about two sister Caity and Cara who have to live with their mother's physical and verbal abuse Caity is almost 13 and Cara is 11The mother was a real piece of work She had constant mood swings She was mean a lot than she was nice She was a nasty fat blob She was always yelling at the girls and hitting them leaving bruises on their bodies She constantly talked down to them and made hurtful comments She was especially twisted because sometimes she would be nice to the girls then get mad and beat them up The beating scenes were hard to read and they were very violent This mother needed to get arrested and get the s kick outta her fat a Caity is the older sister and whose pov the story takes place in Her home life is horrible to say the least She is kind of dirty with unwashed hair and stains on her clothes Its not her fault but it's sad She is very good at sports and loves to play baseball and swim She is also an awesome artist She takes care of her sister Cara as best she can She protects Cara from her mother's attacks pushing Cara away and taking most of the blows She cooks for Cara when there's food and cares for her Caity is afraid of her mother but at the same times loves her and hopes things will get better She always thinks that thinks would be different but they never are She desperately wants her mother's love but never got it Instead she got her mother's anger and fists Its sad to read how Caity and Cara have to tiptoe around their mother and stay out of her way The reader can really see the way Caity changes in the book She goes from being a scared girl in the beginning to becoming a brave fighter who knows what she wants and refuses to let her mother bully her any She fights against her mother for a better life Cara is the little sister who had to grow up way to fast with the mother that she has She has never had a mother figure in her life The closest person to a mother she's had is Caity and Caity herself is still a kid Cara is dirty as well with unwashed tangled hair and dirty clothes but it doesn't bother her like it bothers Caity Cara loves to read and is a great swimmer to The feeling I got from Cara is that she doesn't love or like her mother at all She is not like Caity who tries to get their mother's love She steers clear of the woman and has often shown that she'd be glad if her mother was gone She doesn't care what her mother does as long as shes not yelling or hitting her or Caity Its a very sad situation she had to go through at a young age I really liked the girl's grandma Nana who is Caity's mom's mom Caity's mom and Nana don't have a very good relationship and Nana had no idea how bad the situation at Caity's home had gotten Nana is funny kind loving and uirky She loves the girls very much I can's say about her without giving anything away but she is a very wonderful caring lady This book is a good uick read that deals with a very hard issue I think older elementary school age children and middle grade children would benefit from reading this book so that they can learn about what some people live with Its a good introduction to this kind of fictiongenreThis review is also posted on Spantalian's Book Reviews


  2. says:

    This novel handles a touchy subject physical and emotional abuse by a parent in an engaging novel for mid level readers Caitlynne twelve and her younger sister Cara manage together staying out of their mother’s way most of the time When they’re not successful at avoiding her the blows and abusive remarks hurt them When their mother stocks up a few supplies and leaves them for the summer or longer the girls have to survive on their own Positive but a little young for high school kids


  3. says:

    About the Author Carol Lynch Williams a two time winner of the Utah Original Writing Competition is the author of several books for children including two novels about the Orton family of New Smyrna Florida Kelly and Me and Adeline Street A starred School Library Journal review of The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson praises Williams as she again demonstrates her f


  4. says:

    Very well and accurately portrayed Read it as a child when in a situation like this and it resonated; reread it recently and it resonated even I almost feel like Williams must have personal experience with this to have put it in words so well but either way kudos to her for tackling this subject yet managing it in a way that still makes sense to someone of the main characters' ages


  5. says:

    This story is about two sisters who are abused by their mother I felt like it wasn't long enough and it needed details but it was a good book


  6. says:

    This was another lovely book by Carol Lynch Williams It was heart breaking but full of tender moments This story made me feel like I need to ration my food It also made me want to hug my daughter and tell her I love her There were moments in this book that made me think of my little sister There were times where we had to comfort and protect each other That Nana is a SAINT I feel humbled and I feel very blessed I have a good family and I have the opportunity to create a good environment for my children I felt scared for Caity and Cara every time they went skinny dipping I thought something bad was going to happen I can't even begin to understand how a mother could abuse her children When my daughter was born I was filled with an overwhelming sense of love and will to protect her Carol Lynch Williams knows how to bring out strong emotions in her books and this one is filled with them


  7. says:

    I spent the day doing nothing but reading and this was another uick read that really made me feel so strongly for the main character I say it was a uick read but at the same time it was an incredibly difficult read due to the intensity of the situation that Caity and her sister Cara are forced to deal with Carol Lynch Williams really makes you FEEL had to be capitalized for the narrator and how come through incredible odds Again I felt such a wide range of emotions for Caity I was terribly sad for the abuse she suffers from at her mother's hand happy as she makes new friends pride at her ability to make incredibly grownup decisions and take care of her younger sister If your child wants to read this book PLEASE read it with them or make sure you are available to discuss the difficult parts regarding the lives these children have to live


  8. says:

    This was the first chapter book I’ve ever read I was 10 years old when I found this in our hallway book shelf I still don’t know how it got there and my older siblings have never talked about reading it I think this book was reaching out to me It is written in the perspective of a middle school girl who has a mother with mental health issues a younger sister and a kind friend who doesn’t judge her chaotic family This book taught me that you’re never alone no matter how painful or dysfunctional your childhood may be I’ve read it three times until I was 17 and remember it so so clearly down to the can of discount beans at the Piggly Wiggly I would recommend this to anyone age 10 to 100 I cannot express my love for it enough


  9. says:

    Teton County Library Call No J Williams CSusan's Rating 4 StarsI picked this book up because I absolutely loved A Mother To Embarrass Me so did my girls This book is definitely not as light as the other one I read it in one day though as it was very engrossing and touching about two young girls who's mother has definite mental andor alcohol issues and how they cope with the abuse they are subjected to


  10. says:

    I absolutely love this book It gives hope to a person such as Caity to keep on going with life It also makes you realize that there is always a solution except for death Beautiful storybeautiful


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The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson Caity and her sister Kara get along pretty well considering their home life By sticking together and staying out of their mother's way they manage to make it to school on time get meals together and protect one another from their mother's terrifying and seemingly random verbal and physical attacks A few sympathetic friends like Brandon from next door make a big difference But when their mother storms out of the house with a suitcase and doesn't come back they have to face a new reality they can't cope entirely on their own for long Yet as Caity comes to realize there is a lot they can do to take control of their future This sensitively written novel deals frankly with parental abuse but is ultimately about the resilience and resourcefulness of young people who beat the odds