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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 3 June 2013
Having read the first book and feeling greatly moved by it, I was very much looking forward to seeing what happened to Kevin and how the entire situation was handled.
This sequel follows the same diary format as the first book, and is equally as easy to read and well formatted. Although it is easy to read in the writing style, the story itself continues to be heart breaking and compelling. At points throughout the book I was reminded that this is a true story and saddened that a child could be treated in such a way.
I found the character break down at the start of the book very helpful in reminding me of who everyone is as it has been a while since I read the first book. My love for reading results in me getting through rather a lot of books, so remembering details can sometimes be difficult for me, but as soon as I read the character breakdowns everything came flooding back to me, and I was introduced to new people in this continuation.
I don't want to give too much away about the outcome of this book, as I think it is a story that needs to be read and heard about by as many people as possible. It raises issues of child abuse and what you, as an onlooker, can do to help the children. I always thought it would be a simple case of calling child services, but the knowledge I have learnt from the experiences shared in this book have definitely prepared me for what to do should I ever find myself in a similar situation.
Overall, I would definitely recommend reading this book. However, you should read `Momma, Don't Hit Me' first, as it will provide you with the story up to this point.