Cassidy Newberry lives in Nova Scotia, in the small town of Cold Harbour. Along with her Papa, Mama, and sisters, Corrine and Ruth, she is happy with her "Allot" in life. A terrible car accident takes the lives of her Papa and sister, Corrine. What happens after the accident will separate her from the rest of her family and leave her in a coma. She will fight for her life, and a way back to her family. Sing Her Home is a heart-wrenching, poignant story written from young Cassidy's point of view, opening the reader's eyes and taking them on a roller coaster of emotions.
Warning: This book contains graphic language, violence, and sexual situations that are not suitable for young children.
**Note alternate title- Sing Her Home
HOW TO FOLLOW JUNE:
Cassidy's Song by June J. Austin was a heart-wrenching story. I will say I was just a little confused when I first started reading. The prologue and Chapter 1 were two completely different stories. But I don't give up easily; thank goodness! There are two stories going on here; two different families. But life is so intertwined. Where does one stop and another begin?
Abby is so young and so naïve. We have all been there; remember? When you were a young teenager and thought you knew everything. Thought you could make important decisions about love and hate. Old enough to know that you were in love with that boy that promised you the world. Old enough to know that you hated your mom. Of course you convinced yourself that you were making the right choices. How hard would it be to undo them? Well, sometimes you can't just undo them. At least, not without consequences. But, Oh the strength of a mother's love!
Cassidy had this wonderful life, this wonderful family, and everything was going so well. Or was it? Cassidy has everything ripped from her in just a blink of an eye. The loss of her father and sister in an automobile accident just starts the vicious spiral sending her life out of control. Cassidy has no idea why her mother is suddenly gone; Cassidy and her other sister, Ruth, are torn a part. Then life becomes a living hell. Cassidy is thrown into foster care hell. If there was such a thing as real pure evil, it lived in Mama Dee and Karl. No child should ever have to endure what Cassidy did. Although Cassidy's journey is difficult, she still wonders about her sister Ruth. Will she ever see Ruth again? Is Ruth in the same situation Cassidy is in? Is Ruth ok?
Cassidy's story twists and turns between the present and her memories. Her mind struggles with how to process what is happening; what is a memory and what is real. This entire story is told from Cassidy's point of view and it will tear your heart out. It was a little difficult to keep up with what was happening when Cassidy is nearing the completion of her journey but this part explains so much more about Cassidy's journey.
Cassidy's Song is about love and hate and anger and loneliness and despair and compassion. How one person can withstand so much is a mystery. How the human body and the mind can handle the excess torment and stress and pain is mind boggling. Some bodies succumb to the pressure so much quicker than others. Others hang on to finish their journey, to connect one soul to another - Cassidy's nurse, Paula, and Paula's daughter.
This is a must read! I could not put it down once I started!
I would give Cassidy's Song 4 Platypires
or 4 heart-wrenching stars!
BAMA Love!! Roll Tide! and Keep Reading Y'all