Cry Silent Tears: The True Story of the Horrific Childhood of a Mute Little Boy Hardcover – 3 Mar 2008
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`Then he made me stand up and wash myself in front of him. I felt ashamed and dirty. No one had ever told me these things were wrong, but I knew anyway.'
Joe was only five years old when he watched his beloved daddy burn to death in a garage fire. And five years old when he lost his voice.
Left at the mercy of his abusive, violent family and unable to ask anyone for help, little Joe's life turned into a living hell. Raped by his mother's boyfriend, beaten and locked in the cellar, he was fed only on scraps that he was forced to lick from the floor. To drink water, he first had to gnaw off the glued top of a bottle, a trick played on him by his brothers.
But much, much worse was to come...
This is the heart-warming true story of how an abused little boy overcame impossible odds and grew up into a remarkable man. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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to say thank you for sharing your great review on this book. I would like to say however that
I know Joe Peter's personally and would like to point out to every reader that this book was
written completely by Joe himself, the reason for this was to help joe put closure on his past
for therapy reasons, he is the only person that could of written that book, it was more painful
for him to talk about it to others than writing it (hence the book) it was only when the book was
completed that ANdrew Crofts read it and said we are going to publish the book. It was then, Andrew set up meetings with two of the biggest publishers Random House and Harpers the book then got published. This book has taken years to write whilst under intense theapy as a friend i had the pleasure of reading the chapters as he finished them.
It is important that every one knows how important this book was written and how painful it was for Joe to write it over many years, Andrew will also confirm that the chapters of the book were sent to him. Andrew Crofts is a wonderful and highly respected published writer, he was used to sort the books chapters and get it published. Lets not take away the fact the book was indeed written by my good friend Joe Peters himself (real name Jamie).
Its created a deep wanting to help children like this.
Such a brave little boy. A boy who must had an amazing will to live. How on earth, he survived the discusting treatment he endured, is beyond me.A well written book, that reaches your heart.
What a brave brave person.
Everyone needs to read this book. Social workers included.Maybe child abuse should be discussed in school too. A diluted version obviously.
Hugs to Joe, if he ever reads this xxx
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I couldn't stop reading this story when I started it as it was so crippling to put down,mother she didn't have the right to call herself that how you can treat a child like it I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good book amazingly strong boy to overcome all that he suffered would highly recommend this bookPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
So sad what this poor child had to endure by the people that are supposed to love and protect him from the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vicky martin
One of the hardest read, a real tear jearker, and pull at your heart strings, couldn't put this book down..Published 8 months ago by petal