The Stranger In My Recliner by Doreen M. McGettigan
The Stranger In My Recliner by Doreen M. McGetig
I received an ARC ( Advanced Reader’s Copy) of this book in return for my honest review.
The Stranger In My Recliner is a true story, the story of a homeless woman named Sophie who suffers from mental illness. A loving couple named Doreen and John take her in when she has nowhere to go. They provide her with, shelter, love, and protection. This book will show you what it is like for a homeless woman living on the street, and how she came to become that way. You will see how hard it is for a homeless person to fit back in to society. This book will also talk about how we can make a difference and end the homeless epidemic and help people get back to living again.
Doreen provides an honest account of what it is like to allow a stranger into your home, to put a stranger’s needs before your own, and sacrificing your time and well being. I really enjoyed reading this story. The author knows how to write to keep you engaged. It was never dull or boring. It was very interesting. There were moments where I laughed out loud,. at times I cried. It was a sad but lovely story. It really got me thinking.
This book will make you think before judging a homeless person again. Sophie could be anyone of us at some point. There are so many reasons that people become homeless. This book will change the way you look at someone who is homeless.
At the end of this book the author encourages us to get more involved. There are many ways that we can do this and help make a difference and hopefully end the homelessness. There are suggestions provided and also a hashtag to use on social media. Help spread the word. This book is one that can effect us all greatly just by picking it up and reading it. This is a book that everyone should read. It is a topic that is not discussed enough and innocently ignored at times. It is an important piece of literature in our day and age.
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About the author:
This is Doreen M. McGettigan’ssecond book. Her first book was Bristol boyz Stomp. Doreen is a freelance journalist, award winning blogger, teacher, and an author. You can find out more about Doreen here: www.doreenmcgettigan.com