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Augusta, Gone: A True Story by Martha Tod Dudman
Augusta, Gone: A True Story

brittanywentpublic, May 2, 2007

I read this book. I disliked it. The only reason why, was because I couldn't relate. I do understand what Martha Tod Dudman went through, you get the whole story. The theme that I came up with was stated in the book, "There is no magic key". I truly believe that, but what I also believe is there is a way out. The child has the magic key and they decide whether or not they want to use it. Augusta didn't at least not for awhile, until her wake up call in Oregon. Then it says that she got into a college to get her GED. The thing that I was more disappointed I want to know Augusta's side of the story. The notes and the questions that were left hanging was numerous and I didn't get my closure. I was always not happy with the fact that Jack was not mentioned more. I do know the book was about Augusta primarily, but then she shouldn't have spoken of Jack getting in trouble too if she was going to elaborate more. All in all I truly could not connect to this book. It was frankly a waste of my time and I like books like this one for example Go Ask Alice. I hope that when you read this book you have a better relation to it than I have had.
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