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A true memoir of a child who had seen and experienced it all before age nine, living in the third-world country of the Philippines, her family succumbed to poverty. Her birth mother died when she was seven and was separated from her siblings that she grew to love. She was put in two foster homes, where one based their child rearing in superstitions, blaming her for every bad thing that happened. She was also put in two orphanages, where she was adopted by an American couple. She later writes of her growing experiences when she twice tried committing suicide and of her growth from being a girl to a young lady while living in the countryside of Pennsylvania. Life was not easy for this young girl learning the language, culture, and the people around her. Read it to believe it. She will touch your heart. This book will make you realize what an orphan child, foster child, and adopted child goes through and of her struggle to be happy and how she manages to get through her trials and find real love.

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