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5.0 out of 5 stars A story of courage and hope, 9 April 2010
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I have just finished this book, I could not put it down, and it has left a lasting impression. Many of the reviews here echo my own feelings and thoughts but one of the things which shone through this autobiography is the courage with which this young gypsy lad endured the horrendous treatment meted out to him. It is hard to believe that some of these things actually happened, and are allowed to happen, in this day and age.

The inner struggles and torments he suffered, trapped in an alien world where all he felt and wanted was inexpressible and unattainable because of tradition and bigotry, would have overwhelmed a lesser soul....and that is why this book is inspirational. It is distressing at times and heart-rending, but it is also full of hope and shows that the human spirit has a huge capacity to win through, and will ultimately survive and conquer.

Your journey with Mikey will bring you tears, laughter, incredulity and hope. You will find it hard to put this book down as you follow him through his torments and struggles. Wherever you are now Mikey, thank you for daring to put pen to paper and share your expeiences with us!
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2010 10:23:03 BDT
H Smith says:
"hundreds of us knew this boy, both families AND these events ALL very well! And just so you ALL know, EVERYBODY knows who the people on here, either using fake names or posting dodgy tests to spread bad things about this Book really are!. Give it up! WE ALL KNOW that these things DID happen and ARE ALL TRUE! & Every traveller knows it! Even The father knows it! He sat and listened to that uncle confess how he was madly in love with M since he was a child all over a loudspeaker phone! ..the father didn't believe it either til then!.. the uncle come out with it ALL! AND the uncle knows too, that he heard him Saying it!! Cause the father confronted him about it..Ask him! See if he can lie about that! M come back to stop that same uncle from coming onto his little brothers! Did you know that?! AND They were only 11 and 12 at that time! ..they ALL know! We all know! It was known about LONG before this book, but you stevens's were all to busy fallin out!
You need to give it up now and leave this all alone" your trying to cover up something here that is too well known about!.. At Least mikey changed stuff to protect you! You're All humiliating yorselves!"
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