The Girl in the Treehouse: A Memoir

August 22, 2019 - Comment

Imagine … growing up in an unfinished geodesic dome home with no heat or running water, wearing the same clothes to school every day, and eating breakfast cereal with warm goat milk. In this whimsical, poetic, and gripping autobiographical account, Jennifer Asbenson describes her abusive, dysfunctional, and chaotic upbringing, her abduction and escape from a

Imagine … growing up in an unfinished geodesic dome home with no heat or running water, wearing the same clothes to school every day, and eating breakfast cereal with warm goat milk. In this whimsical, poetic, and gripping autobiographical account, Jennifer Asbenson describes her abusive, dysfunctional, and chaotic upbringing, her abduction and escape from a serial killer, her years in and out of mental hospitals, her decision to heal herself, and ultimately, her path to wholeness. Jennifer tells how, from her youngest years, she learned to retreat into her imagination to develop the ability to survive. The Girl in the Treehouse is a profoundly compelling story, told with humor, honesty, and without self-pity, of Jennifer’s emergence from mental illness and despair to happiness, through the power of forgiveness and self-love.

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Anonymous says:

The sadness of knowing what Jennifer went through tears your her apart I loved reading this book. I am not a reader but I couldn’t put this one down. Jennifer’s style is like a well written poem and you, the reader, hold the key to believing that no matter what she went through, God was always watching out for her. Now emerging from all the horror of her life, I quickly decided that Jennifer will be full of fortune for the rest of her life. She deserves it! Tell everyone you know to read this book.

Anonymous says:

A heartbreaking stunner This was one of the most raw and beautiful memoirs I have ever read. Fierce, intricate, and at times grotesque, the author guides us vividly through her desolate childhood, the extreme trauma of escaping a serial killer, and the surreal aftermath of not being believed.Severely neglected as a girl, the author retreated within her young mind to create a world of warmth and affection that she so desperately craved in order to survive the absence of love. Her adult rendering of her…

Anonymous says:

wow What an amazing story. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this amazing book. It is written so well the words just flow. It was not a page Turner…Only because I forced myself to stop reading to make the experience last. Wow!

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