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The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland [Kindle Edition]

Lily O'Brien
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (667 customer reviews)

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THE GIRL NOBODY WANTS' IS A TRAGIC & MOVING BOOK TO READ! BUT A WARNING! THE CONTENT IS VERY GRAPHIC & SHOCKING, AND THERE IS OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION TO SUPPORT THIS TRUE STORY, THANK YOU.
It's my 40th birthday today and I'm trying to smile, but as I look in the mirror all I can see is an empty shell, someone waiting to die... You could never tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me, as I dress clean and I keep myself tidy, and I have a smile on my face that hides my emotions and over the years I've become an expert at hiding behind it" This is the shocking true story of an innocent girl abused by the very people who said they would take good care of her. Lily's family began the path to her destruction - they used her and abused her - but they never ever wanted or loved her. The little girl was also sexually physically and emotionally abused by many people around her who were able to hide behind the security of Ireland's Catholic Church-run institutions. She also suffered at the hands of other people around them who they called their friends. You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lilly was never given that chance - her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever and when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die." A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies.

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You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lily was never given that chance; her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die." A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that appeal to fans of biographies and fans of Jodi Picoult. It has been compared to Dave Pelzer's A Child Called It, Damaged by Cathy Glass and The Kid by Kevin Lewis.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 615 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Q2MWVM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (667 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,511 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How do i feel today, I feel sorry for myself, I feel angry at everything and I feel sad for my children. Almost everything about my life has been bad, I am not happy and I dont think i ever will be and if I live a thousand years, I will still feel the same as I do today. What everyone did to me when I was young was wrong, this is my life now and I have to live with it. I deal with each day as it comes, but my past still haunts me to this day and i think it always will. The problem is that when you experience life as a child, it should be with your mum, dad, brothers, sisters and other children, playing and exploring the world around you. Going to bed happy, smiling, and waking up with excitement and anticipation as to what you will learn and discover throughout the day. When you are a child, your mind is free to absorb its surroundings and absorb the feelings your body experiences, both physically and emotionally. This is how you learn good from bad and right from wrong. Still as a child, you learn to read and write and to make friends. I never had any of that and now I am beyond the reach of any counselling help or education and I have been so from when I was four years old. From the first day that I was abused, my life changed forever; and when I walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, my life was set on a path that has destroyed my soul. I never had a childhood and I never will; for me, my childhood was over before it began and my life with the nuns in Ireland was hell. My emotional pain today is as strong as it was the day it began and from a very early age, I suffered at the hands of the very people who said they would take good care of me and also at the hands of many other people around them who they called their friends. For me, my pain will never leave me alone. When I go to sleep, it is in my head; and when I wake up, I can see it in the mirror. It is a part of me that I grew up with and is now and always will be embedded within me. If I had one wish, I'd wish I had never been born. Who knows what I might have become if I had the chance to be myself in the beginning? A doctor, a cleaner, a mother. The time that I spent in the institution has made me into a very complicated, difficult and unhappy person and my emotions are cold, I am only waiting to die and I feel like it is taking too long. My family began the path to my destruction, they used me and they abused me, but they never ever loved or wanted me. If I have a soul, then it is lost somewhere between Ireland and Hell, and I do not think I will ever find it again; but time will tell.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic 4 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The second book I have read on Kindle, I also couldn't put it down. So very very sad and a life ruined by sick evil perverted monsters! Be strong Lily x
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEVASTATING STORY 1 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Well i have read many books like this over the years but nothing as horrific as this.If im honest,its so horrific that at one point i actually thought it was all made up.Clearly its not but just as you think Lily's life couldn't possibly get any worse...it does.This was my 1st book on my new xmas kindle and i was unable to put this book down.I just hope that Lily,with the help of her Tony & children,she will be able to find some kind of inner peace.God bless you Lily x
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking to read 19 Jan. 2012
By David
Format:Kindle Edition
When I started reading this book I hadn't read the information in depth and missed the fact it was a real story. I thought it was so unbelieveable and far-fetched, but it's so sad when you realise/find out it's true and actually happened to a girl. The content is explicit and graphic, but not offensively so (in my opinion) as it's telling a true story. If it was a work of fiction, I might feel differently but I think the truth should be shared. Not for the faint hearted but I applaud the bravery of this work.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest but shocking! 9 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This was the first book I read on my new Kindle and I just couldn't put it down. Lily's story is heartbreaking and at times you feel that it can't all be true, no one could ever have been treated so badly. However, Lily's story continues and you feel so heartbroken for her. This is an incredible story of a girl so badly abused by all of the people in her life it's no wonder Lily struggles on a day to day basis. Lily I hope you find the peace you seek in time, thank you for sharing your story.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read. 22 Oct. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a very tragic and moving book to read, I highly recommend the author, who is both courageous and inspiring beyond measure. I hope that Lily O'Brien will find the peace she so longs for.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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From the first page to the end, my heart went out to Lily and her "baby" brother Simon who never had a childhood. Thank goodness she found Tony who has been an absolute rock to her and without him and her children, she probably would have met the same fate as those she lived with in the "institution" and Simon.
This covers her life from the first sexual abuse right up to the present day. When living with her mother she was abused by her stepfather and brother in law. Her mother......she knew everything that was happening and turned a blind eye to it all. As a mother myself, it beggars belief.
When her mother decided she no longer wanted her and her brother and sister around, she packed them off to their father in Ireland. Surely her life could get better. No, her father was never around, instead choosing to live in the pub. As a result of their neglect, all three were sent to the institution where they spent the remainder of their childhood in apalling conditions and their experiences were shocking, be it from their treatment by the nuns, to their living conditions to the experiences when sent away for a holiday with other families, every page offers another beggars belief moment. Whilst an upsetting read, you are willing the end of the book in the hope that Lily has found true happiness. Sadly, as a result of her terribly sad life, the happy ever after I was hoping for did not arrive, though she has three children she loves dearly and a partner who to be honest deserves a medal for supporting her and not giving up on her.
Don't give up Lily! One day, hopefully you will be able to close all of the doors on your demons and enjoy the remainder of your life happy and peacefully with Tony.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Speechless 5 Feb. 2012
By Sarah
Format:Kindle Edition
Your book was the first I fully read on my kindle. Absolutely horrific, worse than anything imaginable in the minds of the sickest people. I didn't stop to put it down. Your story has reached out to me and I want you to know that, you have an amazing family. You're an amazing person. God bless you x
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly Amazing 17 Jan. 2012
By KRV
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, this book is a must read to anyone who is interested in real life stories. At first i did not know what to expect but once i started reading i found myself totally hooked! I could not put this book down literally and despite some parts being horrific to stomach i can only say that deep down even though it saddened me it was unbelievably interesting. How someone so vulnerable could be treated that way is astonishing but it made me feel so proud for lily when coming to the end and realising how she coped with it all and made a life for herself. This is by far one of the best "real life" stories I have ever read, and to readers who were captivated by this also and enjoy true stories may i recommend "a child called it" by David Pelzer as that is also an amazing true story.
I just hope that now Lily can enjoy peace with her demons from her past and despite all that excrutiating pain can live her life now and put it to bed. Well done for such an amazing story Lily and God bless you....
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3.0 out of 5 stars the girl nobody want
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Published 3 hours ago by bezy84
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking
Shocking and horrific abuse of a young girl, shocking that these things went on, but could not put it down, a brilliant but sad read.
Published 6 days ago by Debra A Northey
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Such a sad story, but couldn't put it down , made me cry! One of the best books I have read
Published 27 days ago by Mellissa
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad about average
Not a bad story not a great story, but readable, can't say I got bored, so that in its self says a lot. But must admit have read more interesting types of books.
Published 28 days ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Trust sometimes comes at a price.
A total tragedy that will make you cry throughout the book. The one thing to learn from this book there are some very evil people out there. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Adam L. Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Abuse
What lily went through is so shocking but she has fought it she is getting there with Tony's help I would say to everyone to read this book
Published 1 month ago by moira manson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very sad true story, I really feel for the girl for all she went through'
Published 1 month ago by Rosa Guilarte
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Not a good read
Published 1 month ago by sandie
3.0 out of 5 stars It would be wrong to say i enjoyed this book
Quite harrowing in places. It would be wrong to say i enjoyed this book.
Published 1 month ago by maggie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good
Published 1 month ago by vanessa Bell
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