A Memoir from the Pirate Princess of Tybee Island
Deborah Elizabeth Merriman
Hiding Places is the powerful story of a girl who searches for Hiding Places to get away from the abusive stepmother who is raising her after her fathers Mother seems to agree with the step Mother that fhinks this little girl is the product of devil worship that she is crazy in some way when a counselor suggests that perhaps the Step Mother is unbalanced. The Step mother storms out of the hospital.
Deborah Elizabeth goes to live with her Grandparents, and finds at least some love and acceptance from her Grandfather but her Grandmother seems to think that she is trouble and she always has to worry about being punished. Deborah finds escape in hrr Hiding Places and her pretend games.
Deborah moved back in with her Stepmother and Father just before she started fifth grade. She was able to go to the same school because they only lived two miles from her grandparents. She would endure several years of Mama Jos extreme punishments her mood swings until she was seventeen and went to go live with her Dad and his third wife the firstntime she was not made to feel like a burden.
Some books just have a way of sticking with you long after the pages are closed and Hiding Places is one of those books.
Five out of five stars.