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Derails their entire existence ultimately provoking a deeper flight  Inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of its young narrator Caroline My Abandonment is a riveting journey into life at the margins and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope?. I had forgotten that My Abandonment was largely based on a true story The author s website haspdf copies of the articles he was drawing from Somebody from Oregon and maybe the Pacific Northwest in general might remember when this was in the news but I wasn t familiar with it The second half of the book is Rock s imagined version of what might have happened to Frank and Ruthie in this book the girl is called Caroline and her father goes by several names after they vanishedEntirely told in Caroline s straightforward even oddly matter of fact voice My Abandonment is a look at a life that s perfectly entirely normal to Caroline and completely alien to me and most readers She and her father live in a hidden camp in a national park apparently living off of his military pension It s definitely a strange way of life but her father obviously loves her very much in his own way and has been trying to provide for her in his own way It s pointed out that Caroline is very bright and has been remarkably well educated mostly from reading encyclopedias And yet bright as she is there s also an emotional strangeness to her voice probably from being a teenager with the same level of exposure to society at large as a small child would I liked that she was by no means a weak character even though she did defer to her fatherLater in the book Rock weaves in a few strands of story from the Elizabeth Smart case which I m uncomfortable about Ruthie and Frank are real people after all and presumably still alive I am not comfortable with writing a book transparently and obviously based on their life stories and adding an entirely new element to it view spoilerIt s heavily heavily implied though never outright stated that Caroline s father actually kidnapped her as a small child and raised her to believe that she was his daughter hide spoiler His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch perfectly entirely normal to Caroline and completely alien to me and most readers She and her father live in a hidden camp in a national The Doctors Dating Bargain park apparently living off of his military The Collection pension It s definitely a strange way of life but her father obviously loves her very much in his own way and has been trying to Whispers of Feathers provide for her in his own way It s Entrepreneurial Vernacular probably from being a teenager with the same level of exposure to society at large as a small child would I liked that she was by no means a weak character even though she did defer to her fatherLater in the book Rock weaves in a few strands of story from the Elizabeth Smart case which I m uncomfortable about Ruthie and Frank are real Advanced C Programming by Example people after all and Poslije svega (After, presumably still alive I am not comfortable with writing a book transparently and obviously based on their life stories and adding an entirely new element to it view spoilerIt s heavily heavily implied though never outright stated that Caroline s father actually kidnapped her as a small child and raised her to believe that she was his daughter hide spoiler

Summary My Abandonment

My Abandonment

Store perishables at the water’s edge use a makeshift septic system tend a garden even keep a library of sorts Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilized world But one small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them which. Even though I have alredy sent this I am updating for my Best of 2009 list and this review goes along with Jennie Shortridge s WHEN SHE FLEWBoth of these are based on the true story of the father and pre teen daughter who lived off the grid in Portland s Forest Park for four years but each author treats the story a little differently Rock s story is told in an almost surreal and disassociated manner and Shortridge delivers of an emotional punch Both are interesting and would be great for book groupsIf you want to read of what I previously wroteUpdate Again I really wish they had5 stars because this really does fall in between 4 and 5 starsIn 2004 a man and his 12 year old daughter were found living in Portland s Forest Park and had been doing so for 4 years The girl was clean well fed and well educated but they were forced to leave A police officer found them housing and work on a horse farm in Yamhill County but five days later they disappeared never to be heard from againThe author a writing professor at Reed College has written a novel based on this event and the first half is based on their life in Forest Park In the second half of the book he imagines what happened to them after they left the horse farm This took a strange little twist and some of the girl s experiences didn t seem uite realistic I won t say for fear of a spoiler but for the most part I found it fascinatingOne weird event happened for me though This past week I was attending the library conference while also trying to finish the book When I neared the end of the story the girl in the story described the Sisters Library to a T and also mentioned the librarian s name which was Peg Well Peg was the actual librarian at the Sisters Library AND was also at the conference I was able to show her the passage and she got really excited Stranger than fiction The Collection perishables at the water’s edge use a makeshift septic system tend a garden even keep a library of sorts Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilized world But one small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them which. Even though I have alredy sent this I am updating for my Best of 2009 list and this review goes along with Jennie Shortridge s WHEN SHE FLEWBoth of these are based on the true story of the father and Whispers of Feathers pre teen daughter who lived off the grid in Portland s Forest Park for four years but each author treats the story a little differently Rock s story is told in an almost surreal and disassociated manner and Shortridge delivers of an emotional Entrepreneurial Vernacular previously wroteUpdate Again I really wish they had5 stars because this really does fall in between 4 and 5 starsIn 2004 a man and his 12 year old daughter were found living in Portland s Forest Park and had been doing so for 4 years The girl was clean well fed and well educated but they were forced to leave A Advanced C Programming by Example police officer found them housing and work on a horse farm in Yamhill County but five days later they disappeared never to be heard from againThe author a writing Poslije svega (After, professor at Reed College has written a novel based on this event and the first half is based on their life in Forest Park In the second half of the book he imagines what happened to them after they left the horse farm This took a strange little twist and some of the girl s experiences didn t seem uite realistic I won t say for fear of a spoiler but for the most Die Herrenschneiderei part I found it fascinatingOne weird event happened for me though This

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NOW A MAJOR FILM LEAVE NO TRACE DIRECTED BY DEBRA GRANIK AND STARRING BEN FOSTER AND THOMASIN HARCOURT MCKENZIE A thirteen year old girl and her father live in Forest Park an enormous nature preserve in Portland Oregon They inhabit an elaborate cave shelter wash in a nearby creek. As a Portland resident it was fun to hear descriptions of the city and Forest Park I enjoyed the writing style from 13 year old Caroline s perspectiveAfter reading some news stories about the true story behind this novel it s even intriguing to me


10 thoughts on “My Abandonment

  1. says:

    I like this book in a similar way to how I enjoyed Room they are both innocent perspectives Coincidentally I didn’t realize My Abandonment was based on actual events or that it was meant to be YA it was recommended to me by a goodreads page

  2. says:

    As a Portland resident it was fun to hear descriptions of the city and Forest Park I enjoyed the writing style from 13 year old Caroline's perspectiveAfter reading some news stories about the true story behind this novel it's even intriguing to me

  3. says:

    Let me start with the following I am so freaking confused by this bookWhen I read the back of the book I knew it was about a father and his 13 year old kid and they're trucking around all of Portland and living in the woods and all that That much is true And before I attempted to really get into the book I did some research on here and found

  4. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book It was a fast thought provoking read; but it left me with many unanswered uestions particulary since it was based on a true case The beginning of the book seemed to include many facts that had b

  5. says:

    A compelling and thought provoking book I live in Portland so I was familiar with the setting in Forest Park the city I was also familiar with the true story behind this novel A father daughter spent four years living in Forest Park in a shelter the father built He home schooled the daughter using his own knowledge a set of encyclopedias The father was a veteran had a small military pension so they were able to go into

  6. says:

    Even though I have alredy sent this I am updating for my Best of 2009 list and this review goes along with Jennie Shortridge's WHEN SHE FLEWBoth of these are based on the true story of the father and pre teen da

  7. says:

    When I read the blurb for this book I couldn't wait to read it Totally my kind of story mixing human relationships against the backd

  8. says:

    Spare prose and an intriguing narrative with a narrator whose view of the world has been skewed by her unusual experiences with Father living in a cave in the forest park in Portland as well as the streets and condemned hotels of the city Caroline's judgment is clouded by her love for Father and her need to cont

  9. says:

    I had forgotten that My Abandonment was largely based on a true story The author's website haspdf copies of the articles he was drawing from Somebody from Oregon and maybe the Pacific Northwest in general might remember when this was in the new

  10. says:

    spoiler alertI found this retelling of an actual event where a girl was found living with her dad in Forest Park in Portland really compelling until the last 50 pages or so when the main character a young girl who was explained with such compassion throughout the first 34 of the books starts acting completely out of charac

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