If You Walked in My Shoes Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dafina, Dec 2004, 14.00, 304 pp.
ISBN: 0758206526

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Leon Farrell finally persuades seventeen years old classmate Coreen Holmes to allow him to walk her home from school after several weeks of pleading. However, in an isolated locale, Leon rapes Coreen. She gives the child up for adoption.
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When Frieda Davis turned twelve she had her first period and everything changes in her adoptive home. Instead of tucking her in her bed, her papa rapes her. He continues to molest her until at seventeen Frieda ran away from home vowing to one day confront her biological mother.

Almost thirteen years later Frieda has made something of herself, but now stalks Coreen from afar learning that her mother led a wonderful life married to Bates Treadwell and having raised two stepsons Glen and Eric with him. As Coreen continues to do good deeds to improve society, Frieda sets in motion a plan to destroy her.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   search for family/history Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   being hunted by killer/stalker Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   molestation - unpleasant gift from daddy

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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