Wednesday, October 26, 2011
BOOK: THE GIRLS GUIDE TO HOMELESSNESS by Brianna Barnes
I really enjoyed this book because it was written by an EX-Jehovah's Witness ani was drawned to it based off of our sharred history. My only problem with how she shared her experiences as a ex-JW and this is a similarity i have noticed that a lot of ex-JW authors share: The book was written with such a cinical undertone. That everything about Jehovah's Witnesses are BAD. I want to read one book by an ex-JW who doesnt taint the religion with thier cinicism and just exclaims like myself "i JUST DONT WANT to be a Jehovah's Witness. Its JUST not for me" Now, i do have my issues with the religion, hence why i choose not to be a JW. But i am not so bitter that i am out to turn everybody eles against JW's based off of my personal experiences. And its NOT a cult! BLAH!! Brianna Barnes, mother was a Jehovah's Witness, but she was a TERRIBLE PERSON and mother. She abused her daughter. But this was NOT BECAUSE she was a JW. Her being a JW had NOTHING to do with her being a general HORRIBLE mother and human being
But what REALLY made the book MOST enjoyable was the love story thats enterweaved in the pages. It really had me cheering for Brianna and Matt....then for it to twist and turn out the way it did....almost had me in tears. It was REALLY unexspected. It made me think about trust. And confirmed so many of the reasons for my trust issues. People can go REAL left feild on u and hurt the hell out of you for no reason.