This is a powerful story told through the eyes of a ten year old. At the outset, it appears that Sasha is a young girl who "has it all." Her parents are loving and successful; they have just moved into a new townhouse. The reader quickly begins to see that life unravelling. Sasha is exposed to the prejudice facing her African-American family. While Sasha is brilliant and talented, her parents are drug addicts and she becomes responsible for the house and the care of her younger sister, Sarah. Pressures and jealousy of her best friend set her off to bullying and troubles at school. The plot twists and turns as Sasha's family life spirals out of control. ~ Excerpt of Review by Barbara Ann MojicaBook Description:
Author Hopes To Reduce Bullying With Her New Memoir
Over 3.2 million students are the victims of bullying each year in America.
Life couldn't be sweeter for ten year old Sasha...
She’s the darling of her fifth grade class and her best friend always has her back...just like a sister. But simmering beneath the beautiful life are the dark secrets her parents harbor, secrets that slowly wind their way around the heart of the family, choking the life from Sasha. Helpless, afraid and alone, she fights the only way she can but her desperate quest for survival could lead to her own destruction!
It Takes a Fool explores the darkest depths of poverty, addiction and bullying, and how even the innocence of a child can be twisted into something monstrous. Sasha will do all she can to survive a nightmare she can’t wake up from, but in protecting herself, she might just destroy everyone around her.
Excerpt from Author Bio on Amazon ~ Sasha believes wholeheartedly that writing is healing. At times throughout her writing process it was painful, but now that the tears have dried and the past forgiven a horribly beautiful story has emerged. Follow Sasha on her journey as a writer, business woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Watch as her dreams come true.