I’m SO late with this Month of Faves post! Crap on a cracker! I’ve never participated in the whole 6 degrees of Separation meme- and even though this pains me to admit- I’m feeling a bit out of my league with the idea (like I’m so not sure I’m doing it right!) Now, the whole 6 degrees meme is hosted at Annabel Smith’s blog (and the official linkup for this doesn’t happen till Dec 6th and her book selection is THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH). But don’t fret chickadees- Estella’s Revenge has a little linkup for all of us #amonthoffaves (created by Girlxoxo) peeps and then you can always join in to Annabel’s linkup on the 6th.
However, I am totally breaking the rules- and doing this 6 degrees of Separation my way! Hold on to your hat!
Let’s start it off with what happens when parents don’t know what is happening in their children’s lives and the damage it can cause:
Which led me to think about it takes on another level of importance to know when they are teenagers:
Reconstructing Amelia: Makes me thing about how parents really have no clue what goes on in teenagers life. Which brought to mind another example of this:
A whole damn town of parents who HAD no clue about the majority of what their kids were doing- even the parents who were educators. Which got me thinking about what happens when you don’t know what your child is doing:
Your child becomes a hooker. Listen there is a lesson in this degrees of separation! So since your child is a hooker that naturally made me think of dysfunctional relationships with a whole damn family which led me to:
Seriously… Great book- but dysfunctionality was in the water. Continuing with the dysfunctional theme- let’s talk about dysfunctional friendships:
Addy and Beth had the most dysfunctional friendship I’ve read about in a while. And speaking on Beth- that personality, that controlling behavior, that psychotic behavior… as I was reading I had a flash of who Beth was like:
AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Which totally links back to parents NOT knowing what their children are doing- because hello- those 2 parents raised Amy and had no idea what a freaking brilliant psychotic daughter they had raised!
I hope you enjoyed my meandering trip for 6 degrees of separation!
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T