Blackbird: A Childhood Lost And Found by Jennifer Lauck (Continued)
Fortunately, it is written in a language that does not ward others away with large vocabulary or daunting expressions. Yet there is still something about the way Lauck tells her story that is dazzling.
Furthermore, there is almost no other reaction but to count your blessings after reading “Blackbird”. There were times throughout my reading that I had to put the book down out of horror and frustration. The longing to hug the young Lauck right off the page, to offer her love during loveless times, was almost overwhelming.
However, I don’t think this book was written with the sole intention of depressing its readers. In fact, Jennifer Lauck has even stated herself, “I hope that my work makes people really look into their hearts for the layers of their own truth”.
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