This book is basically about a girl named Laurie who her mother punishes her very badly she has to go through hard stages especially when she dosen't have her father with her at all and has to lie at the people in the hospital just for her mother so she wont get arrested.
Also when she was about to tell the truth to the ladies when she went to the hospital her mom had hit her so she wouldn't tell those are just something's from the book. The authors purpose for the book was to inform you what laurie has gone thorugh and that this can happen to anyone.
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I still could'nt understand why lauries mother hurt her so badly for stupisd things for example when she ask's to go some where or when she dosent do what shes suppose to do. I hate her mother so badly in this book! I was just suprised how laurie did'nt say anthing when she had the chance to. Espicially when she could have told the ladies when she went to the hospital. Thats when she had gotten beaten by her mother. Also would not have any of her parents espically when her dad is somewhere else she dosent know with someone else.
It just needed a little bit more of what was going on in the conflicts but, i mostly recommend this book to my teacher and classmates. View all 7 comments. Nov 02, Cher rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s , contemporary-realistic-fiction. I was oddly drawn to this book in 6th grade. I think I may have raised some of the librarians concerns because I kept coming back to check it out again and again. Since its whole plot is wrapped around young Laurie trying to deal with her mother's physical abuse, I think a few school librarians thought I was trying to tell them something by constantly checking it out but that couldn't have been further from the truth.
It is so well written for such a difficult subject matter for children. If you I was oddly drawn to this book in 6th grade. If you can find it, check it out, its a great book about coping and courage. Mar 17, Kimberly rated it liked it Shelves: children-s-books.
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Read chunks of this while at work one day. It's a pretty sad book but it does a good job with the topic of child abuse. I wasn't entirely convinced that Laurie's stepdad never even suspected that Annabelle was beating her daughter I know he was gone a lot, but really? The kid was always covered in bruises! Apr 24, Marie Lejeune rated it liked it.
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After talking with a teaching colleague about this book, I remembered how much I loved it in the 4th grade and bought myself a used copy off of Amazon. Although it didn't hold the power over me it did as a 9-year-old, I still thought it was an important and ground-breaking book; I'd read little at this age that truly delved into deep problems. Feb 26, Lynette Rambousek rated it it was amazing. More should read this in hopes of recognizing child abuse around us and taking action to stop the repetitive action.
This was one of my favorite books growing up. Jun 12, Lisa Lawrence rated it it was amazing. Truthful, honest, and frightening story of a child abused by a parent. A must-read for educators. Dear Laurie, finding a way to cope. Apr 01, Shanna rated it really liked it Shelves: 18 , realistic-fiction. Beautifully written and highly engaging. Jul 03, MsAprilVincent rated it really liked it Shelves: , young-adult. It's weird revisiting childhood loves, because it's not just about the book, is it? I first read this book when I was probably in 4th or 5th grade.
I got it through one of those Scholastic book order things that we got every week at school. I must have read it almost 10 times. I recently discovered a copy in a thrift shop and snapped it up immediately. Reading through it brought back not just the memory of the story itself, but where I was when I first read it--the bathtub, duh--and my own naive d It's weird revisiting childhood loves, because it's not just about the book, is it?
Reading through it brought back not just the memory of the story itself, but where I was when I first read it--the bathtub, duh--and my own naive disbelief; having grown up in a happy, loving family, Laurie and her mother were like aliens to me, and I didn't understand them at all. It's been over 20 years now, and I'm more aware that other people's families were not like mine. Don't Hurt Laurie is a fiction book, but it's still painful to read. Much more effective, I thought, than the supposedly factual Child Called It.
I first read this book at the age we now know as "tween. I identified with Laurie because coming from an immigrant Asian family it was more unusual to not getting your ass whupped when you got out of line. Anyway, this book was very sad and it made me cry every time I read it. Actually every time I wanted a good cry I'd pick up this book and reread it again.
Like I said, it was a confusing and emotio I first read this book at the age we now know as "tween. Like I said, it was a confusing and emotional time for me. Afterwards I'd rail at the unfairness of life and how parents were just so cruel Because cartoons are awesome and Animaniacs were one of the best and tweens are stupid. I couldn't sleep last night, and for some reason this book popped into my head. So, I googled and discovered I could read it online. Thus leading to me sleeping even less. It's been at least 20 years since I've read it, so a lot of it was unfamiliar.
In the way of books for this age range at this period of time, the emotions and inner thoughts are a bit overblown, but overall, this book is done really well. You feel for Laurie, you completely understand why she couldn't tell anyone what was goin I couldn't sleep last night, and for some reason this book popped into my head.
You feel for Laurie, you completely understand why she couldn't tell anyone what was going on. Also, I now vividly remember how this book convinced me that despite their deep, deep, deep problems, my parents were not that bad. Nov 24, Giselle rated it really liked it Shelves: 7th-grade-ir-books-deb. This story is about a girl named Laurie who is abused by her mother. She tries to find help so her mother won't hurt her anymore. Laurie also meets a new friend who lives next door to each other. A text-to-self connection is with Laurie because we are both shy and don't really talk a lot.
Also we are both humble and quiet. I would recommend this book to people who like stories about people trying to save their lives. Also about relationships between mothers and daughters. I rate this a 4 becaus This story is about a girl named Laurie who is abused by her mother. I rate this a 4 because it was good but it was also really sad. Dec 24, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: abuse. Ever since Laurie's father ran out on them, Annabelle, her mother, has been taking her anger out on Laurie.
And whenever Laurie has been "noticed" by hospital personnel as having too many bruises, Annabelle moves. But now, she's married to Jack and Tim and Shelley live with them, too. Laurie likes Tim. But when Jack is away on business, Anabelle continues beating Laurie. When they move to a duplex, Laurie discovers a stranded puppy and begins to care for it. But when Annabelle finds out, there's Ever since Laurie's father ran out on them, Annabelle, her mother, has been taking her anger out on Laurie.
But when Annabelle finds out, there's no place for Laurie to hide. Oct 01, Sylvia rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction. Child abuse has been an issue for a long time. There are many books written about this, but still, the abuse goes on and on. In this book, Laurie is abused by her own mother. And when she couldn't take it anymore, Laurie and her siblings run away, and find any help they can get.
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