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A Brilliant Read
on 6 March 2014
Kathleen’s story is a brave true account of a horrific and tragic childhood endured with unbelievable strength and unconditional love. The narrative is simple yet powerfully engaging with a hint of child-like innocence to it. Although the abuse of power by religious authorities and people entrusted with the wellbeing of children are nothing new, the sheer wickedness and unfortunate turn of events surrounding Kathleen’s life are sometimes hard to comprehend. But the interplay between various emotional elements makes the book all the harder to put down; it is both tragic and inspiring at the same time. Kathleen has not only shown to the public through this gem of a book how fragile familial bond can be if not cherished but also how love and compassion can be a powerful enough reasons to continue living despite life’s hardships and seemingly cruel fate. This is a book that will put you through an emotional roller coaster ride but also one that will leave you with a strange sense of comfort that even when your life has taken an awful turn, there is light, no matter how dim, at the end of the tunnel, that will give you the strength to continue to find the way to your happy ending.