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5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartbreaking true story, 27 Dec 2003
My Story is a book that you will not be able to put down. You will wake in the night, wanting to just read the next chapter (then the next, then the next!!). It is so tragic you can only wish that it weren't true. Anybody who has children will give them extra hugs while reading this book. It is the true story of a boy mentally and physically abused by his mother from the age of 4 until his rescue, at the age of 12, by his teachers and social services, and this only after his arms were raw where he had had to clean the bathroom with a mixture of bleach and scouring powders - this wasn't bad on his usual scale, he had been made to drink the concoction in the past. You will read the book in tears, hoping that there is going to be a happy ending. This is truly a story of bravery beyond imagination. It is hard to imagine a child going through this torture and coming out the other end. "My Story" has 400+ pages. I received it as a Christmas present on 25.12.2003 and have just finished it, 27.12.2003. It is that riveting. Read this if you feel brave enough, but have the tissues handy!!