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Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 2394 - Mama's Song
Written by: Ben Beaton

Mama's Song
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$19.99
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September 2009

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Georgina - a teenager, alone and pregnant - is estranged from her mother and father. When she seeks refuge in a country town, she discovers her grandmother has passed away, leaving her more alone than ever.

It is here, in a small country hospital, that she must come to terms with the enormity of what she faces and the new life she is now responsible for.

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Review by: anistasya (Beaulah)
Dated: 5th of December, 2009

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This Review: 10/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Rereadability:
Score 10 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

As you can see from my rating, I really liked this book. It was simple, gripping, full of really short chapters, which I love, and most importantly, it made me feel something.

Mama's Song is the story of a young girl, Georgina, who'd rather be known as George (like one of the famous five I seem to recall). George is struggling with the enormity of what has happened to her and doesn't want to give in to her mother's pressure to sign the baby away for adoption as soon as it's born. Instead, she runs away to her grandmother's home in what (I think) is an outback Australian town in the middle of nowhere, only to find that the one person she thought she could rely on is dead...

I was blown away by the elegance of this story; the way everything unfolds just when it needs to with all the detail and realism necessary to make you understand how George found herself in this place. I like that there were no soppy endings, nothing felt forced, it was just an honest journey into adulthood and what it's like to be a new mother.

Recommended for High Schoolers - who will easily identify with the main character - as well as adults who will remember. This story doesn't preach, but I think reading it makes you feel a little bit stronger.

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