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Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope
by Jenna Bush | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by yourotherleft of Danville, Pennsylvania USA on 7/27/2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by appaloosatb): reserved


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Journal Entry 1 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, July 27, 2007

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ARC received from Harper Teen for review.

From the publisher:

Ana's life is a collection of bits and pieces of her past. Infected with HIV at birth, she's unaware of many details of her early childhood and barely remembers her mother. Living with her strict grandmother, she learns how to keep secrets - secrets about her infection and about the abuse she endures at home. But after ana falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she begins a journey of hope - a journey of protecting herself and others. She is living with HIV, not dying from it.

Jenna Bush tells of Ana's struggle to break free from the cycle of abuse, silence, and illness with passion and eloquence. But this is not just Ana's story. It is also the story of many children around the world who are marginalized, neglected, and mistreated. Resources at the back of the book offer readers some ways they can make a difference and further opportunities to help children like Ana.  


Journal Entry 2 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, August 24, 2007

7 out of 10

This was probably better than I expected. Jenna Bush tells Ana's story well, and it seems to me as though Ana, even though she had it rough, is one of the luckier ones. This book should be a great way to raise awareness about struggles kids face in countries not as well off as our own and hopefully play a role in getting younger readers to work for change. The overabundance of short chapters was a little annoying, but I really loved all the photographs which really added atmosphere to the story.

This one's on the road to Appa who grabbed it out of the Teen VBB. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Sunday, September 02, 2007

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This has arrived safely. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 4 by appaloosatb at Rochester, Minnesota USA on Sunday, June 19, 2011

7 out of 10

I'm currently listening to this on audiobook. Ana's story is compelling, and Jenna Bush does a decent job of telling it. 


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