You'll recognise her in yourself,
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This review is from: Becoming Anna: The Autobiography of a Sixteen-year-old (Paperback)
This book is one of my favourite when it comes to the awkward topic of survivors of abuse. I have read a few, and yes, some do 'drag on'. However this one doesn't, because the story is relatively clear cut and it's easy to follow.
It details a young womans desperate attempts at escaping her violent home, resorting in being place in a mental asylum - where she is then further abused.
The people she describes inside the unit are memorable. I read this book a year ago and I still remember them all.
Her description of the sadistic nurses are memorable, because I remember them well from my own experiences.
Depressing?. It is, but it's real - and her story is worth telling. Not once does she ask for sympathy, or over play her suffering though.
If you know what's it like (abuse) you'll understand, and you'll admire her spirit that reminds you of yours. If you don't you'll still admire her for her bravery that resorted to her entering the Lion's den (Psychiatry) in the futile attempt at they may 'save' her.
Naturally....they did not.