My Abandoment Essay

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In this essay, I will be discussing the book The Abandonment written by Peter Rock. This paper will detail the facts and feelings behind the argument and in my conclusion; I will discuss the fascination in regards to Book cover #5. I actually took the time to read the material twice the information provided became more educational the further into the novel. I will say that I had to free myself to immerse in a journey of exploration that I probably did not know existed. The reading of the Abandonment put me face to face with the unfamiliar.
Peter Rock's My Abandonment was, inspired by a true story and told through the voice of his a very mature young woman by the name of Caroline. This novel is a spellbinding ray of survival and anticipation of what will happen next, the transformation from beginning to end is humbling. This reading opens up and speaks honestly and directly to the reader. Some people are uncomfortable talking about this subject for they feel they might be judged. I guess the author wanted to write an informative yet understanding reading without sounding like he was writing a fictional story.
Some authors sugar things in order to make the reading more appealing while, this author did explain a couple of things that would make you angry, cry, agree, or maybe even disagree with him. From what I have read the tone of the book identifies with the main character that happens to be a thirteen-year-old female. To Start, I will give you a brief introduction about the main character Caroline and girl her father who are living off the radar, in the shadows of civilization. This thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, of Portland, Oregon. They occupy a small space in a cave as shelter, while storing perishables near the water. They have a routine of traveling into town routinely once a week to buy groceries and other items they may need. However one day a stranger discovers them in the Forest Park, which leads to a hectic spire of events that happen throughout the book.
To begin this essay I know Caroline and her father are not the first to family to live homeless. I'm sure they are not at all the first to find an advantage in homelessness in the Forest Park. It is a well-kept secret that homelessness can be a freedom and comfort to those who can adapt to it. The secret is well kept because revealing that you are homeless in pretty much any society is dangerous. Unfortunately there is dilemma at hand, there are laws prohibit it. If you don’t believe that please let me be the first person to inform you there are laws against being homeless. Generally speaking, this law provokes involuntary behavior Caroline and her father whose name remained ominous throughout the book had to sleep. They had no choice; you must sleep in order to function. The less sleep you get, the more physical and psychological symptoms a person can suffer.
Nevertheless, this strict law exists all throughout the United States. In Caroline’s case...

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