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Punk took care of her drug, sex, and alcohol addicted mother as well as she could. Their dismal apartments were always spic and span after Mother's "parties" because Punk wanted to please her mother and she had a natural sense for order. All she really wanted was for her mother to love her, but no matter how hard she tried, Mother looked at her like she was a monster. And she knew why...it was because of her bizarre talents. Punk knew she was different, she just didn't know why.
This novella is a prequel to the Vampire Series "The Firsts" and tells the story of the troubled childhood of that book's heroine. It is a dark tale that details some of what she went through with her mother, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and made a living providing sex for men. We learn later that there are reasons that her mother is so troubled, but this novella is mostly the child's story as seen from that point of view. It is harsh at times, but true to her journey that begins, as a successful woman, in the first book of the series, Forbidden Days.
It is an introduction to new readers, and a special glimpse into the past for those who already know this Bestselling series.
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By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 07-13-16
PARK'S MON WAS TRULY AWFUL!!
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This one is Park's story from her little girl to adult perspective....Park's mom was a horrid woman who was a prostitute and tried to sell Park as a young teen also...well Park wouldn't have it...she secretly got her diploma and do to the kindness of a stranger was able to escape to California and go to UCLA...she left her mother in good riddance...and never looked back...this story takes us up to the night she went on that failed date with Zach...it was a good story!!
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By Angela on 06-22-15
I absolutely LOVED this short novella by C.L. Quinn. This story is about Park and the author has opened the door for some people like myself who has questions. Now that I've listened to this story alot of my questions have been finally answered. I must say if you haven't had a chance to read/listen to this series yet then start with this one first but I still must recommend that even if you're like me and have read/listened to the series you should get this one because it does fill in some gaps. This is a back story on how Park grew up. This story sheds light into Park's life and. why she was the way she was in book 1. Her childhood was horrible, even though Park was a very intelligent girl. We learn where she was and how she got away.
Narrator, Natalie Duke does an excellent job bringing this story to life. As Natalie tells the story you feel Park's emotions, the sadness, and eagerness to be something better, get away from that life. The narrator does a wonderful job with distinguishing accents and the different voices. I look forward to the next story about the First Bloods. I received this audio from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
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