Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother, is placed in foster care. The Russells do their best to earn his trust, but only. Buy a cheap copy of From Where I Stand book by Tabitha Suzuma. Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother. From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma – book cover, description, publication history.

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Refresh and try again. Dan and Jackie were great foster parents whede Ella was cute sometimes: An unexpected companion comes If taitha, Winnie the Pooh ftwand when she came in his room at night after she heard him crying and said she loved him and that he was her brother.

This is a touching, beautifully-written story that is both tragic and uplifting and will stay with you long after the last page. Side by side, they stared straight ahead into the darkness.

From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma – book review

The school can suck it. A Note of Madness is her first novel. He felt Dan envelop him in a tight, strong hug. The Characters —I quite liked all of them, except of course the bullies, which you are supposed to have a healthy amount of repulsion for anyway.

I’ll just restart my sentence. The fir After being so moved by Tabitha Suzuma’s incredible ForbiddenI was very interested in finding more books by this author. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I even like the main boy character in my own story I’m writing better than the main-er girl chaaracter I myself created.


Throughout the book I continued to change my opinions on characters as the story continued and the plot thickened which shows how Raven himself is changing his opinions on people even though it is written in the third person.

From Where I Stand

Overall, From Where I Stand was a great story and I would recommend it to everyone who likes fantastic writing, well-developed characters and shocking twists. Even though Raven is just 14 years old he’s been through more pain than I was in my entire 25 years. Apr 09, M. From the get-go, you had the feeling things weren’t exactly going to go well, or end well, for Raven. She’s the only friendly person at school and Raven confides in her about his mother’s death. But at the end, I understood a lot of things better.

I was constantly interested in finding out what happens next.

I did really like it and read it in one sitting for two hours straight but things were explained without actually telling me anything. This took me by surprise after the rather adult nature of Forbiddenso it took me awhile to adjust to the somewhat simpler framework and characterizations of this novel. I’m crazy about Raven, little Ella, and Lotte. Anyway, judging the book on its own, it’s definitely worth reading. aazuma

It might as well be the bullies themselves pulling the trigger. She continued her education through distance learning and went on to study French Literature at King’s College London.

She dripped a little of the real Raven bit by bit. I feared it would view spoiler [ end badly but I am so glad that Dan, Raven’s foster dad, was there at the end for him. That’s the only proper ending.

Of course there is this huge sense of mystery within the novel especially when it comes down to sgand whole aspect of his dad. Raven was a fantastic character.


There wasn’t a point at which I thought- oh, it’s getting boring now, I can stop here. It’s hard to engage readers intellectually and emotionally when you’re tackling such touchy subjects, but the author managed to do so with extraordinary grace and dignity.

In Tabitha Suzuma left classroom teaching to form her time between writing and tutoring.

Like what kind of a father just gives up on his eldest son because he’s depressed and angry like make it work you’re his father, no reason Raven got so fucked up with a father like that. Dear Mrs Bird A. Everything is falling apart and, ultimately, there is only one, final way out. Suzuma put me right inside Raven’s head – so busy with fear and hurt and confusion on the inside and so stony and impassive on the outside. Jul 15, Erin Pallott rated it really liked it Shelves: I think Goodreads needs to introduce a half-star policy, because this book is alot better than other books I’ve given 4stars, but I’m kind of a 5star scrooge: Taylor rated it liked it Shelves: Together with Lotte, he sets out to put an end to his pain.

I do like the idea of the plot – Raven’s mother’s died, and he’s dealing with his new life with his foster family.