Great Philosophy

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Miles From Nowhere by Nami Mun

Seem to be on a homeless kick lately.
Joon has left home after her father leaving the house and her mother pretending to die in the front yard. Her mother has chosen to completely block her out, not talking to her or even reacting when Joon tries to talk to her.
We are taken on a journey through Joon becoming a homeless young lady at the age of 15. She lives in a home, is befriended by a young lady named Knowledge, they skip the shelter and Joon's truly homeless life is started.
She and Knowledge remain friends and street buddies for a while. Joon works in a dance club (brothel), tries to become an Avon lady, gets pregnant, tries to do away with the pregnancy, becomes addicted to drugs, tries to recover from that.
This is a very sad tale, but there were no connections. You were constantly skipping through time and there were some predicaments that Joon encountered that we never get the answers to. You never really find out if she in fact bettered things for herself, or if someone helped her do that. The hope was always there to be taken, but Joon never had the confidence to take her life into her own hands and overcome the problems that were besetting her.
My hope for Joon is that she realized that life had something to offer her and that she took advantage of some good things.

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