When she was around the age of 13 her mother passed away as well due to a drug overdose after getting out of jail. Maci was forced back into her aunt’s house where she then started to act out violently. Her aunt had had enough and sent Maci into foster care (Babakhan). She was first put into a group home where she got food, water, and shelter, but no love. That’s when her current mother Gigi stepped in, "Even though she had safety and medical care, she didn't have love.
She struggles to explain the aspects of the childhood of her daughter, Emily, in which she influenced her personality. The narrator was alone with a child during Great Depression times; she had to work to earn their living and often left her baby with a neighbor. However, during Emily’s childhood, the narrator tried to make best out of situations. The narrator understands that there was a lack of attention to her oldest child. As an example, she remembers the story of when her second daughter was born, and Emily got the measles and was not able to share that moment with her family for two whole weeks.
The novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is about a girl named Melinda, who shows signs of depression throughout the story. She has no friends and is hated by people she doesn’t even know. This is because she called the cops at a party, where she was raped. Anderson includes literary elements to show how Melinda is depressed. Throughout the novel, she uses many different literary elements to show Melinda’s conflict.
She takes her anger out on the youngest daughter, Rose. Usually Camille would redirect Cookie’s rage, but Camille hasn’t been home for months. So, Regina intervenes, and Cookie responds by beating her to the edge of consciousness. A teacher suspects abuse and reports the family to a social worker. One day, Regina comes home to find a social worker waiting to speak to her.
Sally Sue is a Caucasian female in her mid-fifties residing with friends in Jonesboro. Recently, pt has lost her husband and made bad choices in her life. Sally Sue has become homeless a few months after the death of her husband. Pt living environment is not a safe place due to substance abuse in the home. Pt is not close knit with her family due to family conflicts.
Conrad tried to contact her again but her parents blew him off. Later at his grandparents, Conrad in the newspaper, “nineteen-year-old Skokie girl...dead in her car early Saturday morning”(Guest 210). Conrad thought that Karen was in recovery for her depression. This sent Conrad into a spiral of despair and he didn’t know how to handle it. This loss added Buck’s loss was way too much for Conrad to handle.
Have you ever wondered how teen parents live and survive in the world we live in today? Amanda was a teenage girl who didn’t mean to get pregnant. She found out when she went to the doctors for stomach aches. The next day she told her mother and her mother is very disappointed in her. After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy.
It is evident that Melinda was depressed as she was biting her lip and cutting her wrist with the end of a paperclip. Due to her depression, she was not fully understood by many people, such as her parents and Heather. For example, when Melinda cut her wrist, her mom said, "I don’t have time for this Melinda" (88). Since her mom does not bother to take the time to comprehend her situation, it is clear that she does care about how Melinda feels. Moreover, Melinda’s behavioural issues stem from her depression and lack of desire to actively engage in her life.
McKenzie-Grace or Kenzie as her friends and family call her is a far from normal 13 year old girl. Her life was turned upside down on 2/17/16 the night the accident happened. She got a call at 6:21 pm from officer Sam he said “ Hello is this McKenzie-Grace” when she replied “Yes officer” he stated “There has been an accident and your mother has passed away in a car accident and will not be home this evening”. That is when Mckenzie-Grace hung up the phone and broke into tears. Kenzie had to handle her mother 's death maturely for her father started drinking.
I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different. He somberly replied that she had rheumatoid arthritis. He opened to tell me how, despite the available treatment, she was unable to complete her education or have a job because she could not walk in the evenings and had severe pains all night every night since her teenage and that she was never married and was dependent on her parents. For a 15 years old me, it was distressing. This experience exposed me to the reality of human suffering.
Casey, Caylee’s mother failed to report her daughter missing or a month. She stated that she was conducting her own investigation. In June of 2008, two year old Caylee Anthony goes missing. Last time Caylee was seen alive was June 15th, 2008, where there is confirmed video of Caylee with her grandparents, Cindy and George.