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The Girl Nobody Wants: A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland by [O'Brien, Lily]
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You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lily was never given that chance; her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die." A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that appeal to fans of biographies and fans of Jodi Picoult. It has been compared to Dave Pelzer's A Child Called It, Damaged by Cathy Glass and The Kid by Kevin Lewis.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Q2MWVM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 726 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I started reading this book I felt really sad and still do feel sad and quite disturbed by the authors story but I quickly lost interest as it isn't really a story, its more of a catalogue of events i.e. this happened and then this happened and then this happened etc etc. The story had the words 'and' and 'then' in it too much and the book completely lacked emotion, such awful things happened but there was just no emotion from the author and there was no real depth to the story. I kept picking this book up because I really wanted to get to the end and find out how her life turned out but I could only read a few pages each time before losing interest. After getting about a third of the way in I gave up. Its a sad story but could really do with a proper edit and some input from a publisher as there were so many grammar mistakes and sentences that seemed to last forever. The story could have been told in much less words than was used. I guess its worth preserving with the book if you have a long attention span but if you like a book that grabs you then sadly this isn't one of those kind of books. I have given this a 3 star rating because I have read much worse but have also read much better. I hope Lilly got her happy ever after.
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Anyone who ever thinks that their life is going through a bad patch, or who has had a childhood that they would sooner forget should read this. My heart goes out to Lily and for all of the children that went through what she did. Thank you Lily for being so brave as to write it.
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I found it hard to rate this book.The shocking things are horrific really.After reading it for a time it seemed too much of the same things happening.I do feel sorry for her and think she is deep down unhappy.She could not be any other way. I admire her strenght in getting as far as she has. Bless her and her family,may they live a happy life.and may she get comfort from them.
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I say numbing as this is how I feel after reading of Lily's story.I just cannot comprehend how these people did what they did,and got away with it.To me all I wanted to do was take Lily and her siblings out of the book to save them from the horrors.You wont be able to put this book down so to speak,just be prepared to feel "numb" after....Lily I wish you all that's good in life for you now x
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Sad story, well written.
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Good book captivative
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The second book I have read on Kindle, I also couldn't put it down. So very very sad and a life ruined by sick evil perverted monsters! Be strong Lily x
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I read this book with an open mind knowing it would make me feel sad.however anger is how i felt towards all the people who used and abused these unloved children. My heart goes out to you all xxx
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