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A Reason for Living - A Story that Shocked the World! Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Defiance Publishing; Second Edition edition (27 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B74SFUU
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,827 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How this man went on to live a normal life and become such a good parent is proof that you are not always a product of your upbringing . I totally understand why he hated his evil mother with such a passion . Something more must be done to help stop children being treated so badly and these evil so called parents need proper punishment and educating . I wish the author all the very best for his future with his adored son.
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This book is the amazing story of Billy living a life most people can not imagine. We are not told whether his mother is still alive but I sincerely hope she goes to hell where she deserves to be.
Billy you are a true example to us all and proof that abused kids don't go on to abuse their own kids. Shayne is lucky to have such a good dad and I wish you both love and best wishes
Suzy x
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What a powerful story to have the courage to tell, I read it in a day because I just couldn't put it down! It truly shows that "victims" do not have to be just that their whole lives, and I found myself rooting for his future.
Although some sentences were disjointed, and some spelling mistakes; the honesty and emotion behind each compact story is compelling enough so it really doesn't matter.
It always shows that you don't have to follow in your parents footsteps, and you can make a better life for your own children then you had yourself.
A good read for those who have felt alone in their own upbringing at the hands of their "care providers", and those who work with children in any field.
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I really loved this book, really well written and could feel and understand every emotion he felt and went through, it will take quite a while for me to get this book out of my mind
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Really horrific story the poor family suffered horrendous cruelty from the hands of their mother .how a mother could treat her own babes in such an inhuman way beggars belief
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This book is a shocking story of parental neglect and cruelty and one boys fight to escape and be free. No one has the right to hurt another human being not least their own flesh and blood. I am a foster carer and fight hard to help such children regain trust and a sense of worth. Social services work hard to protect such children but far too many are left to suffer alone and without help. It's too late after the event we must all work together to stop these events happening. We are the lucky ones pretending it doesn't happen makes us responsible to !!
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I recomend everyone to read this book. This is how a victim becomes a survivor. It is a real eye opener, as to what is happening in our society today
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Did not find this as convincing or as heart wrenching as "The Cupboard Under the Stairs". To imagine there is so much evil, abuse and cruelty in everyday life. This is NOT fiction, not the movies. This is real. However, I found myself having rather little compassion for Billy. The story is not so much that of his childhood as that of his growing into adulthood. I find it difficult to express an unbiased opinion without incurring the wrath of other readers. Billy Casper managed to make good of his difficult life and can be proud of himself. I can only apologise if I found him to be unsympathetic (to me): a rough tough kid, a bully, a trouble maker, unstable in work and love. Good on you Billy for being a survivor. Keep up the love and don't mind me. You done good.
And yes there were spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but this is not what counts in a story like this. It's the content that is important, the story as it is told.
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