Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener

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Becoming Anna

Anna J. Michener ✓ 5 characters Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anna J. Michener review Becoming Anna Becoming Anna is the poignant memoir of the first sixteen years in the life of Anna Michener a young woman who fought a painful battle against her abusive family Labeled crazy girl for much of her childhood Anna suffered physical and emotional damage at the hands of the adults who were supposed to love and protect her Committed to various mental institutions by her family at sixteen Anna was finally able to escape her chaotic home life and enter a foster home As an effort toward recovery and self affirmation as well as a powerful plea on behalf of other abused children Anna wrote this memoir while the experience. My Rating 25 out of 5 starsI felt very conflicted about this book and this review will definitely reflect that For the first 70 pages or so I was overwhelmed with empathy for Anna or Tiffany as she was called at that time Anna grows up in a very emotionally and psychologically abusive family Her father is an alcoholic who when he is not ignoring Anna beats her sporadically for various arbitrary transgressions Her mother is a diabetic who also neglects Anna when she is not screaming at her and trying to hit her and leaves her in the care of her overbearing tyrannical grandmother much of the time The grandmother is ironically a child psychologist who sadistically enjoys disciplining Anna in the forms of verbal abuse and hitting Anna with metal knitting needles The grandmother is a strict adherent to behavioral psychology and acts accordingly While Anna is unjustly punished almost every day her younger brother is treated good and allowed to do what he wants Anna wants to be accepted hugged and loved by her family and she acts out by having fake fainting spells and having other behavioral problems This of course results in the forced visit to a psychologist who suggests that Anna be forced to stay in a private clinic This begins the pattern of Anna spending most of her time in mental institutions private and public and being labeled as a troubled child No one believes what she has to say because her parents and grandmother lie about her and the psychologists and counselors that talk to her have the same opinionMy heart broke for Anna while reading this part of the book The way she describes her abuse and her feelings of being trapped in her family resonated with me on a personal level and affected me very much on an emotional level The following uotes from the book really resonated with meConstantly watched judged picked at accused and punished I cannot remember a time in my life when I felt good about myself The one lesson drilled mercilessly into my head from every angle for the first fifteen years of my life was that I was not good enough and never would beIt was a living hell worse than the way prisoners are treated and instead of wardens it was my own flesh and blood treating me this waySo while reading the first part of this book I was definitely thinking This will be at least a four star bookThen as my reading progressed I started feeling less empathy for Anna and concern that the way she was viewing the world wasn t exactly accurate Anna exhibited a lot of black and white thinking with no room for gray areas at all for example she fervently believes that all adults are bad and condescending while all kids good honest and only act out because adults treat them horribly Now while I do believe that Anna went trough a lot of abuse in her family home which contributed to her emotional instability no doubt about that her impulsivedestructive behavior IS cause for concern and it is not surprising to me that she is taken to a psychologist eventuallyThe author doesn t concretely share her diagnosis and mocks the psychological tests that she was made to take but if I had to guess I would say that it is very probable that she was diagnosed with having Borderline Personality Disorder She exhibits many of the signs she is impulsive bashing her head against a wall hitting herself on the jaw until a bruise is formed suicidal behavior swallowing pills slashing her arms and bleeding feeling misunderstood hated hopeless alone she is constantly feeling like a victim and that everyone is against her even when she has people trying to help her She lies and says she is seeing things she is really not and she fakes seizures She refuses to eat for days and feels paranoid constantly especially of the staff and doctors of the mental health facilities she resides inI could go on and on because there are countless examples of Anna behaving destructively and while people ARE trying to help her she doesn t believe them and acts antagonistically towards them I believe that much of her behavior is justified and is exacerbated by the fact that she comes from such an abusive background but at some point I start to wonder whether her stay in mental institutions would have been shorter and less traumatic is she would ve attempted to follow some of the rules of those places who have them for a reason not because they are mean but because they are trying to protect the patients from hurting themselves and others I think that although Anna IS victim of child abuse it is also possible that she also has a personality disorder which would explain her constant erratic and impulsive behavior While reading the second part of this memoir I wanted to give this book 2 stars since the narrator is in my opinion unreliable Also this book was written when she was 16 years old and it reads like an angsty self centered teenage melodrama Then I read the epilogue which was written several years later when Anna is a bit older and I found myself agreeing with several thingsIt is a sad fact of life that not everyone physically capable of bearing a child is capable of caring for it or even wants to What recourse do these unlucky children have They are pretty much screwed for the next eighteen years and by then they have been damaged in ways that screw up the rest of their lives too Humans learn by example How can a person be expected to function normally and healthily if they have never seen how it is doneAs long as children have no rights or power of their own then intentionally or not there will always be those who will exploit themBecause I had such a lovehate relationship with this book I will rate it as 25 stars out of 5 which I consider to be a neutral average rating I liked it for the most part and most readers will like this memoir as well but it does have a lot of flaws and does have an unreliable narrator and was written when the author was only 16 thus having that point of view that centers primarily on itself without regard for a wider perspective

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Anna J. Michener ✓ 5 characters Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anna J. Michener review Becoming Anna Was fresh and the emotions were still raw and unhealed Her story is a powerful tale of survivalA teen's raw in your face chronicle of events almost as they were happening As such it's unforgettable Michener's story gives voice to the thousands of children and adolescents trapped in 'the system' biding their time until their 18th birthdays A candid and unstinting tell all Kirkus ReviewsExtraordinary Michener's expressive writing does justice to a topic that is clearly very disturbing to her personally and communicates a profoundly important message on behalf of all abused and neglected children BooklistAn import. Just finished this elegant elouent affirmation of spirit Neither a simple coming of age story nor a bestselling piece of misery lit this autobiographical tale of unjust incarceration brought tears to my eyes and a desire for compassionate justice to my heart Anna manages to remain true to herself even as the years in mental hospitals erode her health and her desire to please That she has come through and can share her story is a small miracle Reading this book changed my assumptions attitudes and actions toward those labeled mentally ill By writing a story which recognizes and honors the common humanity in us all Anna may bring about huge changes in our world Popinjay Stairs your face chronicle of events almost as they were happening As such it's unforgettable Michener's story gives voice to the thousands of children and adolescents trapped in 'the system' biding their time until their 18th birthdays A candid and unstinting tell all Kirkus ReviewsExtraordinary Michener's expressive writing does justice to a topic that is clearly very disturbing to her personally and communicates a profoundly important message on behalf of all abused and neglected children BooklistAn import. Just finished this elegant elouent affirmation of spirit Neither a simple coming of age story nor a bestselling piece of misery lit this autobiographical tale of unjust incarceration brought tears to my eyes and a desire for compassionate justice to my heart Anna manages to remain true to herself even as the Sunjata Penguin Classics years in mental hospitals erode her health and her desire to please That she has come through and can share her story is a small miracle Reading this book changed my assumptions attitudes and actions toward those labeled mentally ill By writing a story which recognizes and honors the common humanity in us all Anna may bring about huge changes in our world

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Anna J. Michener ✓ 5 characters Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anna J. Michener review Becoming Anna Ant book painful to read but essential if other children in similar situations are to be saved Library JournalAn innocent child's account of 16 years in hell and of the terrible wrongs inflicted on children who are without rights or caring advocates ChoiceMichener emerges as a compelling and courageous advocate for children and their welfare she's a young writer with an extraordinary voice Feminist Bookstore Newsuite simply one of the best most compelling well written autobiographies published in years Remember the name We have not heard the last of Anna Michener Myree Whitfield Melbourne Herald Sun cover story. When I read some of the horrible things this young woman s mother and grandmother said and did to her I felt both bad and good at the same time I felt bad for her of course but I felt so relieved that my family members are who they are A sad book but at least it has a happy ending


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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anna J. Michener I absolutely ADORED this book when I first read it I think it was in 2000 my senior year of college I was frightened by the treatment

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener My Rating 25 out of 5 starsI felt very conflicted about this book and this review will definitely reflect that For the fir

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener I always end up reading the negative reviews of books I like just to see what made someone dislike it With this one it seems people had unrealistic expectations of it while reading it I saw some dissatisfaction that it was written from a teenagers point of view the subtitle clearly written on the cover is The Au

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anna J. Michener review Becoming Anna So this book is all about a girl name Tiffany who was emotionally and at times even physically abused She was alwa

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    Summary Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Anna J. Michener Anna J. Michener ✓ 5 characters review Becoming Anna Just finished this elegant elouent affirmation of spirit Neither a simple coming of age story nor a bestselling piece of misery lit this autobiographical tale of unjust incarceration brought tears to my eyes and a desire for compassio

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener Sad story but I had to force my self to finish the book It is written in teenagers point of veiw not an adult looking back on the tragedy

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener blech I don't know what I'm annoyed about; the fact that this book was horrible or the fact that I read the whole thing I kept hoping it would get better but it didn'tYes tiffany aka Anna had a horrible family and upbringing and she most certai

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener Okay well this boook was amazing and heartbreaking at the same time But the one thing that REALLY annoyed me was that Anna added in so many different characters Whenever it starts talking about this one kid I'm like wait how is that? So I then go back in the book to see who that person is Other than that it was a good book and it really had an impact on my life

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    review Becoming Anna Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener When I read some of the horrible things this young woman's mother and grandmother said and did to her I felt both bad and good at the same time I felt bad for her of course but I felt so relieved that my family members are

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    Becoming Anna (E–pub/E–book) ☆ Anna J. Michener This was the first book I read when I began my journey into the world of direct care In retrospect I'd have to say it was pretty accurate

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  • Paperback
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  • Becoming Anna
  • Anna J. Michener
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 9780226524030