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Hope's Boy: A Memoir by Andrew Bridge

Hope's Boy: A Memoir

by Andrew Bridge

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Pretty good. I found it interesting ( )
  mystic506 | Sep 3, 2016 |
Haunting: I was lucky enough to read an early version of this book, and it's stuck with me for all the months since then. Told with unflagging honesty, and about a life that's riveting and fascinating.
  lonepalm | Dec 8, 2011 |
A heartbreakingly honest tale of a young boy removed from his mother at age 7 due to her deteriorating mental state, and left to make the best of it in a loveless foster home. He goes on to become a successful litigator on behalf of children who have entered the foster care system...wonderfully written and deeply moving.
  mochap | Aug 15, 2011 |
What a truly valuable, praiseworthy memoir.

Loved the title. The story is impressively detailed and passionately written. The attention Andy dedicates to recalling the people coloring his memory stand out. The love he held out for his mother and her return I as well admire and respect. So of course their meeting (Andy & Hope in the final chapter) moved me to tears. But what is most moving... and outstanding, is the way Andy opens his memoir; arms raised, palms flat, facing outward...surrendering a credible advocate for children in foster care.

A humbling memoir of extraordinary integrity and reliability. ( )
  OEBooks | Jul 27, 2010 |
This memoir is about hanging on to that bit of love experienced. Through a description of his own childhood, most of it lived in the Foster Care system, he exposes how little love or consideration for love exists in the system. He was one of the very few lucky ones who had known his mother's love and then used his intelligence, school, and perseverance to survive his Foster care childhood. He presents a clear and brave picture of that process. Enjoyable in its honesty ( )
  snash | Nov 24, 2009 |
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Relates the author's harrowing family circumstances that led to his placement in the equally daunting foster-care system, and describes how he beat the odds through high academic achievement.

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