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A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back
Fontaine, Claire (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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The unflinching true account of a teenage girl's descent into society's underbelly -- and her mother's desperate and ultimately successful attempts to bring her back. How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools -- a bright, beautiful girl from a loving home -- trade school uniforms and afternoons at the beach for shooting up in the back of a van in rural Indiana? How does her devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year? Mother and daughter tell their parallel stories in mesmerizing first-person accounts. Claire Fontaine's story is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary tale chronicling her daughter Mia's drug-fueled manipulation of everyone around her as she sought refuge in the seedy underworld of criminals and heroin addicts, the painful childhood secrets that led up to it, and the healing that followed. Her search for Mia was brutal for both mother and daughter, a dizzying series of dead ends, incredible coincidences and, at times, miracles. Ultimately, Mia was forced into harsh-but-loving boot camp schools on two continents while Claire entered a painful but life-changing program of her own. Mia's story includes the jarring culture shock of the extreme and controversial behavior modification school she was in for nearly two years, which helped her overcome depression and self-hatred to emerge a powerful young woman with self-esteem and courage. An unforgettable story of love and transformation, Come Back is a heart-wrenching and humorous portrayal of the primal bond between mother and daughter that will resonate with women everywhere.
Authors: Fontaine, Claire
Title: Comeback
a mother and daughter's journey through hell and back
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 311 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fontaine, Mia
Alternate Title: Come back
ISBN: 9780060792169
Statement of Responsibility: Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine
Subject Headings: Runaway teenagers United States Biography. Mothers and daughters.
Topical Term: Runaway teenagers
Mothers and daughters.
LCCN: 2005058455
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Interesting idea, it coming from the mother and daughters perspectives. In some. It's its almost unbelievable, especially the daughters experience of boot camp. A good read with a hopeful ending.

Jun 22, 2010
  • lenore rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I wanted to love this book and only ended up liking it - and not all that much either. The writing was not gritty enough to match the storyline and I didn't always feel that the truth was being told. I didn't 'feel' the emotions that this book should have elicited.


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