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Charlie's Pond (2000)

by C.L. Heckman(Favorite Author)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Glad I did not waste money on this book. Who are these people writing these 5 star reviews???. This is a poorly written book about family violence, bullying and self esteem issues all in one. I read books on this topic (all the time for work related book club)and though unfortunately I do not deny this stuff happens, the author did not make any of these characters likeable. Not impressed! I will not be adding this one to the list of books I give people that want to read on this topic.
review 2: Who doesn't love a book inspired by a true story? Knowing that Sam existed on some level in real life, helped me form a connection to her. There were parts in the story that I found disturbing, due to the torture of a young girl. My heart ached for Sam throughout every s
... moretruggle. I cheered for her in the end as she finally found the courage to stare fear right in the eye. This book was sensational, and I will recommend it to everyone I know. I look forward to seeing what else this author has to bring us in the future. less
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A vulnerable tale of abuse and fragile young sensibilities. Written with talent and insightfulness.
Not for the faint-hearted, but a great story.
Fantastic book - I could not put it down.
Very emotional and interesting story.
A very emotional read. Loved it!
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