Listen as the Caged Bird Sings

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is the life story of Oran Rivers a Scottish girl who fears she will live the rest of her life trapped in her home town of Dundee with her critical parents, mean siblings and lack of a social life and see her dreams of becoming a musician unfulfilled.

However, one day as she visits her grandmother, she finds an old diary and in it, the tale of her great-grandmother Treasa who as a young girl was forced into a life she too did not want, but however managed to break free and live her own life. Then Oran finds out Treasa inspired Oran's grandmother and mother to change their lives for the better too.

Reading her great-grandmother's story, Oran too makes the changes necessary and achieves her dreams.

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Submitted: July 19, 2012

I don't know what attracted me to the book. I guess it was because it was just lying there neglected amongst the heap of old raggedy clot... Read Chapter

Con Sordina

Submitted: July 19, 2012

Oran Rivers wishes to become a pianist. However, her critical parents do not support her on this and she fears winding up in a boring job and being stuck in her boring life.

When she find the diary of her great-great grandmother Treasa, she learns that Treasa too had a dream she wanted and fought to achieve. As she reads more, more similarities to Oran's life are revealed. Read Chapter


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