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Ruthie

Ruth Flanagan

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ISBN : 9781592861477
Paperback
199 pages
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Ruthie is a story of a young girl who traveled the continent learning lessons that would transform her life forever. Ruthie, a girl with an amazing will to survive, embodies the stories of many children who were faced with the pains of growing upMoreRuthie is a story of a young girl who traveled the continent learning lessons that would transform her life forever. Ruthie, a girl with an amazing will to survive, embodies the stories of many children who were faced with the pains of growing up poor in the 1950as and 1960as. Ruthie was thrust into the role of surrogate motherhood to her seven brothers and sisters at a very early age. Her mother, intent on having twelve children, didnat realize how much work she was creating each time she created a new baby. Ruthie knew all too well that eight was definitely more than she could handle. Ruthieas mother, Dovie, was a little crazy and a little genius all at the same time. Ruthie details a story of girl struggling with life that included love, child labor, and abuse. Ruthie is forced to learn very quickly how to deal with her brothers, who were always causing trouble for her. She learns how to be creative and make the best of what life offers her. Not knowing that she could escape, Ruthie accepted what life threw her way until she is given the opportunity to be saved by true love. Will she accept it or stay with her mother? Ruthie is caught between the duty she thinks she owes her mother and living her own life.