She has a short temper and makes money the best way she knows how. The only thing that made it a little hard to read is the language though I understand the way the author wanted to portray her characters class status though, which is why I kept reading despite of it. Because she's pure in heart. And beautiful except for her eyes burned out with acid thrown by her mother who was really aiming at the father who'd just murdered a client in a jealous rage. I have loved Sydney Poitier ever since as an actor.
Long out of print until its revival by Intrada, this score album represents something of the quieter, more contemplative side of Goldsmith's music. Faber for whom she strings beads to bring in money one day offers to take her to the park. I ended up flipping through the book from front to back to front again searching for an answer at what had just happened and then slumping over my bed and wallowing in the black pit of despair. The story heavily revolves around the 'love is blind' theme. Though now I can't remember if she was actually the mother or aunt.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Every word was digested by force. The band is well-represented on tapes George, Sr. They started talking and they became friends, they met everyday at the park and started to know each other. Perhaps that is why it seems to so little known. I had to reread the last few pages just to make sure I didnt miss anything, just to get more out of it.
Events, people, the world, fear, and a bunch of other stuff pull them apart. A Patch of Blue is story about a blind girl in the 60's, who lives with her prostitute mother and alcoholic grandfather. My thumbs rapidly plunking away a google search on my phone comes up pretty short. About how different their lives would be if they met in today's society, if they'd had more than a patch to grow on. Now at 18, the only people Selina has known in her life are her abusive mother who works as a women's restroom attendant? Selena, a blind girl grows up in what must be one of the most dysfunctional family there ever was. The acting by the superb cast and the plot is what makes this movie stand out from many other good movies. He gets a lesson in gratitude and God's love.
She lives a really crummy life. With its stirring story of interracial love, this thoughtful film fittingly reflects the civil rights movement of the era. Selina is as fragile and naive as a small child. Selina may be blind, but readers could see the pain of her life transcend before each page. One should never be too happy.
I am so effing mad right now! This never comes to pass. Selena, finally allowed by her keepers to be escorted to a park to do bead work her occupation meets a young black doctor. She could not believe how happy she was. This is my favorite book, because my mom gave it to me as a gift when was 9 and I've read it a bunch of times. Sleena is basically the scapegoat for everything. She is abused and brutalized by her mother.
Knowing Gordon only as the kind and caring person that he is, Selina's feelings for him deepen. The story takes place in an un-named big city in a poor district. The entire story Selina is learning about herself and that even thought she is blind she deserves to be treated like a human and have human feelings and interactions just like every body else. Sleena is a young girl that has been blind for years. She is abused and brutalized by her mother. No, please understand, I am not the melodramatic type.
All and all I think this was a good book, but its depressing to read. My heart goes out to the main character, Selina. A great character study of a young blind girl being raised by her abusive mother and alcoholic grandfather in the 1960's and how one man can make a difference in the life of someone else. My thumbs rapidly plunking away a google search on my phone comes up pretty short. Her only companionship is the radio until Mr. We know she's pure in heart because she's blind.
After marrying a Japanese man named Katayama in 1937, she lived for ten years in Japan. She grows up and finds love in Gordon, an up and coming young doctor. Every time I opened it I was completely immersed into the character of Selina. The main character or the narrorator is a young lady at age 18. The book starts out calling her 'sleena'. And, I couldn't care less about Oh Mr. Accidentally blinded by her mother when she was five, Selina knows very little of the world beyond the dirty walls of her grandfather's tenement apartment.