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“Beautifully written. Got teary eyed towards the end. :)”Judean wrote this review Wednesday, May 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“such a beautiful story of a girl running away from her abusive dad to look for old relatives dresses as boys.
this is the sequel to "i hadnt meant to tell you this." a story of redemption.”
“Dion & Lena were sisters . They lost their mother when Lena was just nine . And after that , their father started abusing them . For the sake of her younger sister , Lena started packing things that they might need and one day when their father were out , they escaped . They even cut of their hairs to make them looked like boys so they might be safer . They hitchhike on cars from one place to another , lying that their mother was giving birth , father had died in a tractor accident and their money were rob . But one day , a kind lady Miz Lilly , took them in for one night , and Lena took the opportunity to call her best friend Marie . Then they found out that their father had gone off and Marie's father was looking for them and willing to take them in . So Miz Lilly was told of the truth , and they were sent to Marie's family , happy again . ”Adele Chia wrote this review Friday, June 4, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What got my attention was that they were in Owensboro, KY.”Kaye Lin K wrote this review Thursday, April 8, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“_Lena_ is the sequel to _I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This_. Strengthened by her friendship with Marie and her love for her sister, Lena decides to run away. Her father has been molesting Lena since their mother died and now he's beginning to 'touch' Dion. While they have experienced plenty of hardships and loss, Lena and Dion are also supported by loving and caring adults along their journey. Sometimes we need a story to give us reason to hope and to believe in the good in people inspite of the ugliness in our lives; Woodson does that here. Well written. Great text to address issues of incest and abuse for young readers and adults alike.”LaTonya aka z wrote this review Saturday, April 19, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No