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My Abandonment Leave No Trace, A Film Adaptation Of My Abandonment, Directed By Debra Granik Winter S Bone Premiered At The Sundance Film Festival To Critical Acclaim A Thirteen Year Old Girl And Her Father Live In Forest Park, An Enormous Nature Preserve In Portland, Oregon They Inhabit An Elaborate Cave Shelter, Wash In A Nearby Creek, Store Perishables At The Water S Edge, Use A Makeshift Septic System, Tend A Garden, Even Keep A Library Of Sorts Once A Week They Go To The City To Buy Groceries And Otherwise Merge With The Civilized World But One Small Mistake Allows A Backcountry Jogger To Discover Them, Which Derails Their Entire Existence, Ultimately Provoking A Deeper Flight Inspired By A True Story And Told Through The Startlingly Sincere Voice Of Its Young Narrator, Caroline, My Abandonment Is A Riveting Journey Into Life At The Margins And A Mesmerizing Tale Of Survival And Hope

10 thoughts on “My Abandonment

  1. says:

    I like this book in a similar way to how I enjoyed Room, they are both innocent perspectives Coincidentally, I didn t realize My Abandonment was based on actual events or that it was meant to be YA it was recommended to me by a goodreads page that is definitely adult I figured out it was actual events pretty fast because it states that some things actually did happen at the beginning of the book The story is of a man and his daughter who were

  2. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book It was a fast, thought provoking read but it left me with many unanswered questions, particulary since it was based on a true case The beginning of the book seemed to include many facts that had been published in news articles, but the ending was Peter Rock s fictional version I found some of this not to fit the characters The reference to Elizabeth Smart in the Acknowledgments was disturbing to me.

  3. says:

    As a Portland resident, it was fun to hear descriptions of the city and Forest Park I enjoyed the writing style from 13 year old Caroline s perspective.After reading some news stories about the true story behind this novel, it s evenintriguing to me

  4. says:

    Even though I have alredy sent this, I am updating for my Best of 2009 list, and this review goes along with Jennie Shortridge s WHEN SHE FLEW Both of these are based on the true story of the father and pre teen daughter who lived off the grid in Portland s Forest Park for four years but each author treats the story a little differently Rock s story is told in an almost surreal and disassociated manner and Shortridge deliversof an emotional punch Both ar

  5. says:

    Let me start with the following I am so freaking confused by this book.When I read the back of the book, I knew it was about a father and his 13 year old kid and they re trucking around all of Portland and living in the woods and all that That much is true And before I attempted to really get into the book I did some research on here and found that mostly it was well liked, and the ones that weren t well liked, well, didn t give enough reason for me to be co

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Spare prose and an intriguing narrative with a narrator whose view of the world has been skewed by her unusual experiences with Father, living in a cave in the forest park in Portland as well as the streets and condemned hotels of the city Caroline s judgment is clouded by her love for Father and her need to continue their routines and follow his lead.SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOI

  7. says:

    A compelling and thought provoking book I live in Portland so I was familiar with the setting in Forest Park the city I was also familiar with the true story behind this novel A father daughter spent four years living in Forest Park in a shelter the father built He home schooled the daughter using his own knowledge a set of encyclopedias The father was a veteran had a small military pension, so they were able to go into the city buy groceries, clothing as neede A co

  8. says:

    4.5 stars Lots to love in this novel, starting with the cover That ghost like white horse is Randy, 13 year old Caroline s little plastic companion and familiar daily presence If she were a suburban kid living a mainstream life, she would have probably had a cell phone to fondle by now, but she lives in a hidden camp in the woods with her father and Randy accompanies her as she tells the story of her marginal existence Written entirely from Caroline s perspective, the s

  9. says:

    I had forgotten that My Abandonment was largely based on a true story The author s website has.pdf copies of the articles he was drawing from Somebody from Oregon, and maybe the Pacific Northwest in general, might remember when this was in the news, but I wasn t familiar with it The second half of the book is Rock s imagined version of what might have happened to Frank and Ruthie in this book, the girl is called Caroline, and her father goes by several names after they vani

  10. says:

    This was an interesting and absorbing book and made for a quick read I was somewhat familiar with one of the real life stories this book is based on, that of the girl and her father living in Forest Park After reading My Abandonment, I was left withquestions than answers there is no obvious line of distinction between reality and fiction here, and in some ways this seems a shame as the real life story is what brought me to this book I got the impression reading this that it sta

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