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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492762873
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FCKGFMU
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- Average Customer Review: 338 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book will stay with you long after you've read it. The candid, unfiltered picture painted by the author of the reality of the effects of abuse is invaluable to anyone looking to understand what happens to children when they've been subjected to such debasing treatment. Moll, like many other abused children, acted out in response to the way she was treated. As a child, she exhibited sexualized behavior, anxious and compulsive behaviors, low self-esteem, and an extreme need to protect others when they'd been hurt. As often happens, the victim becomes the victim yet again when society does not understand why the child acts as she does and is rejected and judged by those who've been lucky enough to never have been abused.
My heart broke for the author many times over, but knowing and feeling her internal strength and drive to achieve a better life for herself also made me care for and respect her immensely. Bravo to Moll French for her courage to bare the darkest corners of her mind to the world. I highly recommend this book.
This book *is* tragic and is an extremely harrowing account of a person's life. It is bleak in many ways and brutally honest too. The only ray of hope comes towards the end of the book, when Moll meets and befriends another girl, but even that short spell of happiness ends tragically too. Now this sort of book, if written by a certain sort of person, could end up as a whinging, whining, depressing, complaining sort of book. I have to say with all honesty, that does not happen here. Moll writes about the events with just the right amount of detachment so that it doesn't wallow in self-pity and allows the reader to connect with the characters and become involved, as I did.
The writing style itself is excellent. It is concise, clear writing and very 'to the point'. No flowery language is used that could sensationalise or even romanticise certain episodes. It is factual, but with feeling.
Well done Moll and I have to say, I would now be very interested in reading any fiction that you have written as I suspect you would be equally good, if not better, at that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have total admiration for this lady who was deprived of love from her family which was the kindling for even more desperation later on . Read morePublished 13 days ago by bryan
A life of torment turned into a life of abuse, well done for seeing the light. A thoroughly good read.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Moving story which left my speechless. Moll, you're an inspiration to those who have suffered a similar fate. Great read which I highly recommend.Published 2 months ago by Mrs Varney
Loved this book love true stories! Can't put down once you start reading! Very addictive and sad to but nice to know she was happy in the endPublished 2 months ago by Carr
A good read but takes sometime to get into it. Worth a read not what I expected it to be delivered a good readPublished 3 months ago by KellyField
Absolutely brill also heartbreaking to know she went through this such and honest and harrowing account of what happened XPublished 3 months ago by lisa hamilton
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