Book Reviews, Young Adult

Review: Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

It only takes three little words to break free from the past.

“Sunshine, you’re my baby, and I’m your mama.” Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to the unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system.
Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between case-workers, manipulative, humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed–and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

–book cover of Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

This review will be a bit different, because this book is nonfiction.

A lot of the time in my experience with reading nonfiction, the books can be dry, and the characters can be unrelatable, even though they’re real.