Lynda M. Martin, author of This Bird Flew Away
In 1968, the product of a troubled youth and a dysfunctional family, she found herself on her own at the age of fifteen, two thousand miles from her home, and knows first hand the dangers facing girls on our streets and the predators that prey on them. She was one of the lucky ones. She survived.
Later in life, she went east to Montreal for her education, graduating from the University of Montreal with a degree in Business Administration, which provided a fine income, but little in the way of personal satisfaction. Still in her twenties, she became a volunteer with social services to work with troubled teen-aged girls, and took every course the social agencies offered.
Title: The Bird flew Away
Author: Lynda M. Martin
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date: 27 January 2011
Source: Nurture Book Team
I was interested in reading this book because I am a Psychology student with a huge interest in Child Psychology. I felt like this book might depict real life situations that so many children are living with everyday. I was right about that, as it is very realistic with such real characters that you are likely to forget that it is just a story and the characters are ficticious. Lynda martin has written a wonderful story that will knock your socks off!
This book was awesome!! Seriously, it was hard to put down. Bria, the main character, will take you on a journey that is so full of emotion that it reaches out and grabs you and does not let go until the very end. Unfortunately, there are way too many Bria's in this world and sadly that makes this story all the more compelling. She is confronted with things that no child should ever have to face and at times the things she has to deal with are just gut wrenching. Thank goodness for Jack! He is her saviour! I only wish there were more like him in the world.