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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,335 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ashley Rhodes-Courter Narrator: Ashley Rhodes-Courter Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 2/12/2014

    " This book was amazing. one of my favorites. It was a very easy read. True story about a girl's experience with foster care. If this stuff interests you or you work in the helping feild, you definately need to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Chenhall | 2/9/2014

    " An amazing story of survival within the foster care system we have in the USA. It became a page-turner as I wanted to know how she managed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/3/2014

    " Very good, sad, touching, and true story!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasia | 1/25/2014

    " Difficult and heart wrenching but sheds light on the foster care system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/25/2014

    " I must be honest and say I went into this book with a preconceived view of it. I thought it was going to be a "I had a horrible youth in foster homes but now that I was adopted everything turned out alright." And it was that way. Yes her story was touching and sad, and one of her foster homes was just horrible. But she over came it after being adopted. A few things through her story seamed a little far fetched, but she included picture proof at the end. She had won a lot of awards, met with JK Rowling, invited to a few presidential dinners, ect. She became an "Erin Brokovich" towards the end talking about her court trials against her foster parents The Mosses and her state trail against the state foster system. It was an interesting look inside the life of someone who lived for 10 years in the foster system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Hunsaker | 1/15/2014

    " The memoir of a young woman and her journey through foster care. Open, honest, and frank. You'll find yourself wanting to wring the neck of some of the people involved with her case and cheer when she finally becomes a part of her "forever family" and begins to discover the woman she has the potential to become. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy E | 1/7/2014

    " As a mother, I really connected to the book. It really depicts foster care today, both the positive and negative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 1/7/2014

    " Very emotion book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 12/24/2013

    " Though not as shocking a tale of abuse as Dave Pelzer's is, the author makes her story of neglect, abuse, and frustration at the hands of many foster parents and social workers very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene Carrick | 12/15/2013

    " good book about being in foster care and eventually adopted by a loving family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 12/15/2013

    " A really interesting book, very useful for foster parents, giving insight into the system from a child's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mbuick88 | 12/9/2013

    " WOW. I am very spoiled compared to this woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 11/25/2013

    " A fantastic, and sometimes horrifying, look inside the foster care system from a kid who was in it. It's a rare point of view, and it's in a voice that needs to be heard in this society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Joy | 11/4/2013

    " As a lover of memoirs, I have to say that this one is quite amazing. Although it is also rather depressing. But throughout the book you see how much Ashley Rhodes-Courter grows up from a struggling foster child to being a successful young woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Anne | 7/8/2013

    " I almost put this book down after the first few chapters, but I'm glad I stuck with it. The dry writing irked me at first, but I found myself attached the story by the end (and I think the writing improved as it went along). I think this is one my 9th graders will really enjoy and relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/16/2013

    " A heartfelt memoir about growing up in the foster care system. Often heartbreaking but impressive story for a young author who faces so many obstacles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 3/25/2013

    " This book is amazing and truly motivated me to become a foster parent. It is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/30/2013

    " This was an amazing book...makes me really want to look into doing foster care. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rena | 12/28/2012

    " A very moving story written in clear, concise language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren S. | 5/14/2012

    " thi was a soul touching book!!!!! it was a sure page turner.....recommended to anyonw who likes a good sob story!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 3/27/2012

    " Once again, I am shocked and disgusted at the amount of pain and hurt one human being can inflict on another. Add to that the insanity of the foster care system in this country and it's almost more than I can take. :-/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 2/25/2012

    " Eye opening to this country's foster care system. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Blackford | 1/18/2012

    " A whole new meaning to my job!! This books eye opening.. Moving.. Touching. Reality.. And just flat out awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 11/3/2011

    " This was a super quick read - mainly b/c I was so taken aback by the foster care system. It was a heartbreaking story, but also had encouraging lessons throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 10/2/2011

    " Awesome book. True story of a girl who grew up in foster care and the things she went though as well as what she learned from the situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 6/17/2011

    " A story of neglect, tragedy, neglect, abuse, and AMAZING resilience! Ashley's voice is loud and clear! Get the tissues out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/11/2011

    " OK. Good for my kids who salivate over Dave Pelzer's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/11/2011

    " Another book that gives you the good & bad of everyday institutions. Makes you sad & glad at same time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/9/2011

    " I recommended this to the kids because it's similar to A Child Called It (which they are all obsessed with), but doesn't focus so much on child abuse. Fantastic memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee | 5/30/2011

    " Very interesting memoir! It's very tragic what happens in her childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/5/2011

    " Wow. I highly recommend this touching book for teens and adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 4/3/2011

    " Ashley voice speaks so loudly and true of all kids who are part of the "system" and who feel as if NOONE cares for them. SPECTACULAR read ... but yes, you will cry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Klymene | 3/17/2011

    " This was a wonderfully written book. It was so realistic, because it is real. It's about a young girl, who's mother is deemed unfit to care for her. So she's put into foster care. The book is about her foster care experience and her relationship with her brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 3/14/2011

    " Doesnt seem right for this to happen in America. Enjoyed this book. "

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