Weedmonkey Read â 4

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WeedmonkeyGrowing up during the Depression and forced to live in coal mining camps throughout Appalachia Virgie Hopkins is subjected to child molestation the KKK murder homelessness starvation and ridicule for being the daughter of the town whore Virgie grows up hating her mother who was taken away when she was nine years old and while she was gone she and her brother were put into foster care starv. I will begin by saying that this is not a flawless book by any means it seems to have been self published and has many editorial mistakes I will also note that this book strikes a personal chord with me because my family comes from Eastern Kentucky very close to the Pikeville area in which this book is set This is a biographical work the best I can sort out is that it was written by the main character known as Virgie however she passed away before the book was finished and she urged her daughter to promise to finish it and publish it I am very happy that Lisa carried out that agreement There is an honesty and purity to this book that made it very difficult to put down First of all the book moves very uickly because it is so straight forward no fluff no flowery prose Virgie's experiences are heartbreaking and harrowing and she is a character who is easy to root for If you are not familiar with this geographical area especially during the time frame in which it is set depression era 50 or 60 years it is uite fascinating and tells a tale of poverty illiteracy mental heath issues abuse but also of triumph and overcoming those challenges that we have no control over by taking control of every aspect of our lives which we have the ability to control I also never felt at any time that the characters were seeking sympathy or pity but instead it seemed to me in an unlikely manner to be a beautiful catharsis that is universally human when we tell our story I felt honored that the writer's mother and ultimately her daughter had the courage and were brave enough to tell this story I was grateful to share it with them and when it was over I felt a loss and I wanted to know but in a good way Once again this story is rough in its style and it's construction but it is well worth overlooking those flaws I enjoyed it a great deal

Lisa V. Proulx Ù 4 Free read

Ot until her mother’s funeral did she learn the horrible truth the reason for her change and the reason why she became the town whore a weedmonkey A haunting true story From the author My mother began writing Weedmonkey when I was a little girl In 2006 she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given three months to live On her deathbed she asked me to finish writing it for her I said ye. I clicked 2 stars back up to 3 the story itself is interesting but the story telling of it is poor so many mistakes in the editing that is always an irritating thing i start to count them and the writing lacked depth it began to read like a list of sorts in started out with feeling but grew to be points like checking off i mentioned this i mentioned that i just grew bored interesting life but poorly written

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Weedmonkey Read â 4 Ü Growing up during the Depression and forced to live in coal mining camps throughout Appalachia Virgie Hopkins is subjected to child molestation the KKK murder homelessness starvation and ridicule for being the daughter of the town whore Virgie grows up hating her mother who was taken away when she was nine years old and while she was gone Ed and abused When her mother returned she did not know her husband or her children and Virgie could not understand why she had changed At 16 Virgie made the decision to leave Kentucky and the only life she had ever known after discovering her prostitute mother was having an affair with the young boy Virgie loved Filled with hatred resentment and shame for the woman she called Mom it was n. My mediocre rating of three stars for this book is simply because I enjoy learning about the American sub culture in Appalachia The content of this book is dire as I expected The actual writing is ridiculous I'm pretty sure that no professional editor was employed to check on simple things like the proper use of then and than Within the first few pages the word compliment is used incorrectly So being that I caught that error immediately my expectations were loweredSometimes with a Kindle version editing is lacking but it dies nevertheless irritate a readerThis book was supposedly put together from various notes and scraps of paper left behind by someone's the author's mother These notes if they existed are not put together in a cohesive fashion The writing does occasionally resemble that of a professional but mostly it's choppy and amateurishAs I said the story is interesting enough I just would have liked to have a bit of style