[PDF] Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid | by ☆ Evelyn Lau, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, Evelyn Lau, Runaway Diary of a Street Kid At the age of six Evelyn Lau already knew what she wanted from life to be a writer Frustrated and discouraged by her parents who forbade her to waste valuable study time writing Evelyn ran away at the age of fourteen Seduced by the freedom and independence that life on the streets of Vancouver seemed to offer she was soon trapped in a downward spiral of drug addA [PDF] Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid | by ☆ Evelyn Lau - Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, Runaway Diary of a Street Kid At the age of six Evelyn Lau already knew what she wanted from life to be a writer Frustrated and discouraged by her parents who forbade her to waste valuable study time writing Evelyn ran away at
[PDF] Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid | by ☆ Evelyn Lau - Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, Runaway Diary of a Street Kid At the age of six Evelyn Lau already knew what she wanted from life to be a writer Frustrated and discouraged by her parents who forbade her to waste valuable study time writing Evelyn ran away at
This was hard to read I know it was supposed to portraying a harrowing period in the life of Evelyn Lau, now poet laureate of Vancouver, but is still difficult to read At first, it was at first heart breaking to read about Lau s transition from an unhappy suburban, repressed existence, to a street kid in a world of drugs and prostitution, and then kind of tediously disturbing as it settled into the pattern of an addict unable to break from various addictions It s full of candor and naivety and t [...]
This book caught my eye because she s Chinese and lives in Vancouver like me But to be honest this book is a real downer She goes on and on about the horrific time she has trying to get away from her parents and taking too many drugs It s kind of TOO MUCH I mean it is a teenager s diary so pretty much by definition it s got to be miserable right And it s cool that it s a REAL diary I have so much respect for that As a book though I don t think I ll be coming back to this unless I were feeling gr [...]
The Epilogue summed it up Here was a street kid You saw into her mind, into her feelings of hopelessness Fending for herself at a young age It was a frustrating read at times because you were caught in her world But it gave me the insights I had hoped for upon picking up the book
I spent a lot of time on this book becuase I read it while I was in the middle of a move and didn t have much time for reading I thought that I wasn t enjoying it due to the amount of time I spent on it, but after sitting down determined to finsh this one I decided I just don t like it Evelyn is definantly a great writer, but this book is slow in my opinion She focuses on the people treating her and her interactions with them than what she does in between the times of her doctor, and various so [...]
Brilliant writing There were so many times when I wanted to hold Evelyn and tell her it would be all right, and sometimes I wanted to shake her and tell herself to get together A brilliant cannot say this enough piece The glimpse into her mind showed me that there were similarities between us, despite me leading a completely different life, such as the inability to fit in well or feel apart from other people Couldn t put the book down, and it really increased my need to write in my own diary Def [...]
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There is so much that I still dare to want to change Everywhere I turn there is somebody who is innocent, who is doing good and who is being crucified for it.I see myself going nowhere, running constantly, wishing to hide in a different personality, behind a different mask Moving, but in circles Trying to run away from life and from its eyesores that only the truly brave can face and attempt to change It will go on and on somebody being battered by rain down on Skid Row, on any street in any cit [...]
Eye opening view of addiction and life on the streets from a kid s point of view Thank you for sharing your story
The thing I like the most about Runaway is the fact that Evelyn, young Chinese girl who lives in Canada, always had a dream to become a writer Her parents had never understand her and they forbid her to write, although she was great at her hobby she mentioned in the book that she was forced to hide her stories and poems under the handbooks so that her parents were thinking that she is studying it was in their opinion the most important activity young person should do when she was actually writin [...]
I really appreciate this book.Evelyn and I held a lot in common We were both teenagers who grew up in the Vancouver area, we re overachievers who struggled with mental health and self destructive ideas and behaviors She autobiographs this through her journal It really brings me back to a dark period in my life Cathartic read, really.It s an extremely disheartening I m very fond of Go Ask Alice and Girl Interrupted and other women self published diaries who struggled with mental illness, like thi [...]
I was assigned to read this book in an Asian American literature class of mine While I read it, I just couldn t put it down Being identified as an Asian American, I was able to pick up some similarities between me and the author that emotionally tied me to the novel It may be dark and depressing, but it is realistic, genuine, and full of raw emotions that you can t help but feel remorseful towards Evelyn Lau and at the same time respect her as the author she is today.
While incredibly frustrating at times, Lau s autobiography of her life as a teenage prostitute and drug addict is raw and visceral Pulling no punches, she illustrates what her life was like during some of her lowest points I felt like slapping and crying for Evelyn throughout Very interesting read.
So far I find this book really annoying It s incredibly well written, but it really is a teenager s diary whiny I find it REALLY hard to sympathize with Lau in this book, and I fear this will come abandoned.
Surprisingly talented young author with a story that is unfortunately not unique Paints a picture of the reality of life on the streets for youth in Canada and the US, and shows both the power and the failure of agencies who claim to support children and youth in care.
it was one of the saddest memoirs i ve ever read it s about evelyn lau running away due to pressures from parents about excelling academically she eventually became a prostitute who lived on the streets and became a junkie.
Good writing, discomforting story
Although I found the author to be a good writer I had to abandon this book It didn t have much for content and I was expecting of a story line.
Captivating read This true account of Lau s life as a kid and then a runaway on the streets of Vancouver enthralled me as a young teen writer myself.
This is my favorite book I reread it every 2 or 3 years She wrote this while a teen, and I still have to look up so many of the words.
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Had a quick re read of this book that I ve read before but must say it s still good I don t know how this talented writer endured her ordeal.
one of my favorite authors, great memoir
I sympathize with Lau but couldn t read the book Three metaphors per sentence is must too much for me had to quit the book after 100 pages Should have had a ghost writer.
I personally really like Evelyn Lau s books This is her first Maybe not her best but she was not even 18 when she finished it
From the real journal of a young girl who ran away and became involved with drugs and prostitution.
This book was absolutely amazing It was an opening to a lot of controlling parents, and the life of people that live on the street I would for sure recommend this.
Undeniably honest, but a teenager on drugs is bound to get a little repetitive and she did Still, you can spot some phrases like gems in between the valium and the methadone Poet.
Great book, easy read Very raw, honest, and emotional.
Absolutely awesome Vancouver writer.