Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction by Christine Lewry
Amber's addiction tests her mother's love, patience,marriage and sanity. In this true life story, you'll find out the lengths to which a mother will go to keep her child safe. I was amazed at the tenacity Christine has. I felt she and Amber were honest with their thoughts and feelings about what happened during this time. This is a story of growth, love and testing the limits. This book is one where you'll go back and forth at times. Sometimes on Christine's side and sometimes wondering how she can continue on the path she's chosen. The same with Amber. There will be times you want to help and hold her, others where you'll want to shake her senseless. This is one all parents should read but especially those whose children have chosen the path of drugs.
I did find one issue. I didn't feel it really showed how much of a strain on the family it was. How Christine was pulled in two directions.
I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because it is honest and direct.