The True Diary of Mary RoseGillian McCain, Legs McNeil
Mary Rose journal opens with her arrest. She was carrying a forty ounce beer on her and reeked of liquor she also has to contend with her Mothers abusive boyfriend who threatens to kill her. Her Mother seems to go from one abusive relationship toanother not thinking of how it effects her kids. After Mary gets an infection similar to TB, she is confined to a wheelchair due to the damage it caused her hips.
After she heals enough to get out of the wheelchair she finds herself angry and bitter.
Mary Rose writes about her addiction to Alcohol, and the times she spends in a residential care for Alcholics, as well as how easily she falls back into that lifestyle. She also battles an addiction to heroin and her life is spiraling out of control. She can't seem to keep the demons at bay.
We learn of Mary Roses battle with her health, she has Cystic Fibrosis which makes the drugs and Alcohol even more dangerous and she struggles eith being gang raped.
This book is based on a true story, a life and death a truggle against Cystic Fibrosis and drugs.
I would recommend this book to those fifteen and up due to the subject matters and the strong language.
I give this book four out of five stars.