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WWASPS Mom and Daughter Book
« on: March 20, 2006, 01:17:00 AM »
Come Back : A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back

By Claire and Mia Fontaine
(To Be Released April 4, 2006)

From Publishers Weekly

A nightmarish saga of a teenage runaway in L.A. ends triumphantly thanks to love and support from her screenwriter mom and stepdad. At 15, Mia gets involved in a dangerous drug and Wicca scene, stunning her successful, controlling mother, Claire, and stepfather, Paul. But the signs were in place earlier, after Mia's history of being sexually abused by her biological father, a violent, vindictive drug user whom Claire left with difficulty. Sent to Indiana to live with Claire's sister, Mia starts using cocaine heavily and even gets arrested. When the destructive behavior (including self-mutilation) accelerates, Claire and Paul send Mia to the unlikely Morava Academy, in the Czech Republic, a kind of Spartan military institution where 50 teens are rigorously monitored and reprogrammed. Meanwhile, back in L.A., the parents undergo an intensive group therapy called Discovery to learn to shed guilt for their daughter's behavior, and also forgive her. Oddly, Morava is soon shut down after allegations of staff abuse, but Mia goes through a brilliant turnaround at Spring Creek Lodge in Montana. Mia's desperate diary entries appear between Claire's lively, angry, sarcastic narrative, allowing mother and daughter to maintain a heart-wrenching, honest dialogue. (Mar.)
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Don't you just just love these reviews ... "Oddly .. Morava is soon shut down after allegations of staff abuse ..."

So what does the parent do?  Send her kid to another WWASPS program called Spring Creek Lodge?

Sheesh, that just makes no sense ... but then again, this does appear to be the rule rather than the exception following the closure of other WWASPS programs alleged to be abusive like Dundee Ranch and Casa By The Sea.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 11:36:00 AM »
So if you are a parent who sends their kid to the czech republic and the place closes down due to reportrs of abuse, etc.. are you going to send your kid to another facility owned by the same company??

This parent is BEYOND STUPID. Too bad the USA doesn't care about its kids as much as Mexico, Jamaica and the Czech republic, where these places get shut down.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 03:38:00 AM »
The "...dangerous drug and"  "Wicca scene"???

Dear Lord, that poor girl should have enrolled herself at a nice boarding school rather than deal with parents who think that way.
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