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If you would like reading the diary of a full of herself, whiny, complaining, self-centered 14 year old, this is right up your alley. The narration is perfect for the book because it sounds like it was read by the self-described star of a suburban New Jersey community theatre group. I couldn't bring myself to care about anyone in the story. Awful. Just awful.
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In summary, it's boring navel gazing. This is the kind of book that you read and think "I hope I don't bore my friends with stories about my family." This book could have easily been slashed by a third...but it would still have been boring.
Her father was a murderer, her parents dealt and used drugs, scammed the welfare system, abused the bankruptcy court and never met an obligation they couldn't ignore. They were scum. Period. She was not able to ever explain WHY these people couldn't live and behave like responsible adults and therefore it's impossible to have any empathy for either of them.
I hope the book was cathartic for the author. If they had been my parents, frankly, I would have NEVER told their story. Maybe she was able to eventually love them but neither parent had any redeeming qualities for the rest of us.
Throughout the book I would catch myself saying "Oh, grow up!"
If you want to read a good book about the inside operation of a crime family, read The Accountant's Story by Roberto Escobar. It's a much better read.
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