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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: 615 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Q2MWVM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 705 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Well i have read many books like this over the years but nothing as horrific as this.If im honest,its so horrific that at one point i actually thought it was all made up.Clearly its not but just as you think Lily's life couldn't possibly get any worse...it does.This was my 1st book on my new xmas kindle and i was unable to put this book down.I just hope that Lily,with the help of her Tony & children,she will be able to find some kind of inner peace.God bless you Lily x
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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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This was the first book I read on my new Kindle and I just couldn't put it down. Lily's story is heartbreaking and at times you feel that it can't all be true, no one could ever have been treated so badly. However, Lily's story continues and you feel so heartbroken for her. This is an incredible story of a girl so badly abused by all of the people in her life it's no wonder Lily struggles on a day to day basis. Lily I hope you find the peace you seek in time, thank you for sharing your story.
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This is a very tragic and moving book to read, I highly recommend the author, who is both courageous and inspiring beyond measure. I hope that Lily O'Brien will find the peace she so longs for.
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When I started reading this book I hadn't read the information in depth and missed the fact it was a real story. I thought it was so unbelieveable and far-fetched, but it's so sad when you realise/find out it's true and actually happened to a girl. The content is explicit and graphic, but not offensively so (in my opinion) as it's telling a true story. If it was a work of fiction, I might feel differently but I think the truth should be shared. Not for the faint hearted but I applaud the bravery of this work.
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From the first page to the end, my heart went out to Lily and her "baby" brother Simon who never had a childhood. Thank goodness she found Tony who has been an absolute rock to her and without him and her children, she probably would have met the same fate as those she lived with in the "institution" and Simon.
This covers her life from the first sexual abuse right up to the present day. When living with her mother she was abused by her stepfather and brother in law. Her mother......she knew everything that was happening and turned a blind eye to it all. As a mother myself, it beggars belief.
When her mother decided she no longer wanted her and her brother and sister around, she packed them off to their father in Ireland. Surely her life could get better. No, her father was never around, instead choosing to live in the pub. As a result of their neglect, all three were sent to the institution where they spent the remainder of their childhood in apalling conditions and their experiences were shocking, be it from their treatment by the nuns, to their living conditions to the experiences when sent away for a holiday with other families, every page offers another beggars belief moment. Whilst an upsetting read, you are willing the end of the book in the hope that Lily has found true happiness. Sadly, as a result of her terribly sad life, the happy ever after I was hoping for did not arrive, though she has three children she loves dearly and a partner who to be honest deserves a medal for supporting her and not giving up on her.
Don't give up Lily! One day, hopefully you will be able to close all of the doors on your demons and enjoy the remainder of your life happy and peacefully with Tony.
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I am in no way a religious person but I am praying there is a hell for all those people who abused you as they deserve nothing less. I had a bad childhood myself not in any way the same as yours and also lost a brother to suicide. You may not think it but you have amazing strength to retell your story yes you have demons which will stay with you but when you see your children smile they show there is some good in the world. Be proud of yourself for surviving such an horrific past and I wish you at least some peace in the future. Your book is a real eye opener on how people abuse the power they have over defenceless children I hope they suffer for the rest of their lives!
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I read this book cover to cover, could not put it down. I have read the ryan report and haunting cries by karen coleman which make the details in this story very consistent. Having had a relative in the same circles, i found this book tough reading but very informative. I personally dont follow cults but read about them and their activities. Having suffered mild symptoms myself in relation to the authors head and drugs taken, i can concur with what she is saying.
You need a strong stomach for this book and if you are in doubt, read the ryan report.
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