|Plot Summary of Somebody's Someone|
Warner, Jun 2003, 23.95, 367 pp.
Though Ebonics at times makes it difficult to follow, SOMEBODY'S SOMEONE is a tremendous in your face true account of a neglected child. Ms. Louise tells her biography in an honest gut wrenching way starting when her mama dumped her when she was eleven. From there she spends the next few years buried in the abusive foster care system. Over the years Regina is bounced either among her uncaring and or abusive blood family or foster family. Though all the young Regina desired in life was to be "wanted and special”, she ultimately learned to misbehave as her self-defense mechanism until a special shelter worker gives her what every person needs: love.
When you read an account like Regina Louise, one does not need fiction for an angst laden book. Her traumas will leave no one dry eyed as it hits home. Most interesting is the paradigm switches that people will make if they listen with an open mind. Ms. Louise provides a deep from the heart reality check from an insider's look at unwanted children. Perhaps the only problem with this memoir is readers will have to wait for part two to be published.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Somebody's Someone|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- parental abuse
- orphan story
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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