Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Book Review - Come Back by Claire and Mia Fontaine

I chose this particular story for my first book review because it is such a powerful, REAL story - and it hits close to home as I am currently dealing with a similar situation with my own daughter. I scoured the book shelves to find every bit of information I could about teen runaways and this book left a deep impression in my heart. If you are struggling with a child that has runaway, is using drugs or is having serious behavior issues – this is the book that will help you discover there is hope.

BOOK REVIEW: Come Back by Claire and Mia Fontaine

How does a mother react to the sudden realization that her once normal daughter is actually a drug abusing teenager? What happens when the daughter runs away and cannot be found? What is the daughter’s view on her self-destruction behavior? How do both the mother and daughter find help and journey back to normal life? These questions are just the tip of the iceberg in a page-turning chronicle. Both mother and daughter write their own version of events in alternating chapters. The uniqueness of the books is that you read how the daughter feels going through withdrawals, being in confinement and her treatment firsthand and at the same time, you get all the raw emotions of the mother and her struggles with her own side of the treatment process. Come Back is the dual memoir of a mother and daughter as they journey, in their own words, “through Hell and back.” Vividly emotional and striped clear of any “sugar-coating,” this is a powerful account of a daughter, a mother and the struggle to ‘come back” to each other.

Claire and Mia are currently working on a follow-up memoir. Please visit their website for more information on their amazing journal. Resources for parents and teens are also available on their website.

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