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4.0 out of 5 stars
...sigh..., 13 Jan. 2003
...this book has put a whole in my heart. I must say Anna's depiction of her life is yet another voice of the young people in this world who are victims of their parents. What I find equally disturbing is the amount of denial and lack of support from others who claim to know and love her. As an academic in the area of Child Abuse, I feel the need to defend Anna. When a child's self is destroyed by her parents, it is tragic, relentless and leaves no mercy. Anna chose to tell her story and well, sometimes the 'truth hurts'. Anna didn't ask for what happend in her past, it was forced to her by the people she should have been able to trust the most. I find it so sad that there are people in this world who will have children, the greatest blessing of life, only to hurt them. I commend Anna for her courage to come forward and really wish her well on her road to healing.