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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

  • Title: Running for My Life
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  • ISBN : 9781934813003
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 237 pages


Running for My Life is the powerful story of Andrea McKane, a fourteen year old who struggles to cope with her mother s schizophrenia She must face the heartbreaking fact that her mother, with whom she once laughed and played, has vanished into her disease, possibly forever The book accurately portrays the difficulties a teen faces when dealing with the illness, the abus Running for My Life is the powerful story of Andrea McKane, a fourteen year old who struggles to cope with her mother s schizophrenia She must face the heartbreaking fact that her mother, with whom she once laughed and played, has vanished into her disease, possibly forever The book accurately portrays the difficulties a teen faces when dealing with the illness, the abuse and absence of a psychotic parent Running for My Life shows the effects of mental illness on a family, and a teenager s attempts to manage the changes that have shaken her life With courage, strength, and the loving support of her friends, her father, and her therapist, Andrea finds salvation through running Running for My Life represents a breakthrough effort in portraying the challenges children deal with when they have to protect themselves from a guardian


Author Ann Gonz lez




Running for My Life Reviews (11)

  • Disclaimer Ann was a student of mine in the Whidbey MFA program It is not simply that connection that prompts me to recommend this book, which is a sensitive, honest, gritty and sweet natured story of a teen age girl coping with the effects of her mother s mental illness It may sound dark but it s n [..]

  • Wow From Nanowrimo to MFA thesis to print Way to go, Ann G I loved Pedro and I loved that Margie kept her Camp Casey T shirt intact. [..]

  • Running for My Life was about a girl whose mom had schizophrenia Andrea, the main character, was scared of her mom ever since she became psychotic Andrea s mom made Andrea so messed up mentally that Andrea would see a therapist a couple days a week to calm her down and help her Before her mom attend [..]

  • Running for My Life focuses on a girl traumatized by her mother s mental illness and shows us how she begins to heal through therapy and running and spitting, believe it or not It s a book that strives to illuminate the issues of mental health and the healing benefits of therapy but it is bo [..]

  • Andrea McKane s story is gripping, surprisingly compelling amongst the teenage y backdrop I just can t help but wonder if character development was needed here In the final pages, we begin to really understand Andrea s relationship with her best friend Margie, described as a push and pull sort ve e [..]

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