Black & White on Cream paper
BISAC: Family & Relationships / Dysfunctional Families
You’ve seen them. Stick Figures. Walking through life but…differently. Mattie deals with them every day. A young girl, confused. She can’t understand why her life is different from the other children she meets. Loving fathers and mothers are curiosities. Why were hers so different?
Who am I? she thinks. Not lovable. Not pretty. She must be reason for her mother’s ‘purple’ times, she is certain.
The complications of life unfold for Mattie when she meets others in her neighborhood and learns from them that life is more than Stick Figures.
Depression, suicide and family dysfunction are not new to society. They were hush-hush, whisper, gossip topics. But they were real. Especially for a little girl that had to learn about life watching other people’s families.
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