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- File Size: 3527 KB
- Print Length: 201 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Book Mobile; 1 edition (6 Mar. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C10WEHO
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,216 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Girl Next Door: Collector's Edition Screenplay Kindle Edition
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On October 26, 1965, Sylvia Marie Likens left this world.
She died of a brain hemorrhage and shock, the result of being subjected to multiple beatings, torture, rape, and malnutrition. She was just a teenager, her whole life ahead of her.
In 1965, Sylvia and her younger sister, Jenny, were entrusted to Gertrude Baniszewski, who resided in a suburban area of Indiana. Their mother had been arrested for shoplfting and their father was a hopeless alcoholic. The couple were divorced and Lester subsequently paid Baniszewski $20 per-week to sort his daughters out.
Baniszewski had suffered several failed marriages, had seven children, little money, was underweight, and physically and mentally ill. She suffered from stress and depression. After payment from Lester stopped coming, Baniszewski began beating the Likens girls, accusing them of stealing and of being pregnant, both of which were untrue. Following these incidents came the torture, sexual abuse, starving, and psychological abuse. Baniszewski then invited the neighbourhood kids to join in. Likens suffered severe damage to her kidneys and other organs, due to the beatings and mollestations and a consistent lack of food and water.
Just before Sylvia died, Baniszewski carved 'I'm a prostitute and proud of it!' into her stomach.
Jenny lived. She celebrated Baniszewski's death from lung cancer in 1990.
Sylvia's favourite band was 'The Beatles'.
Jack's novel, based on the Likens story, is set in the 1950's and is narrated by the character, David.Read more ›