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Hitting an all time low by [Taylor, Sharon]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 314 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Sharon Taylor (13 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M3EWPS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #428,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is an unflinching personal account of a rape from the past which is recounted in flashbacks without understanding what they mean. A trigger event lets the horror unfold and so does her life. Absolutely uncompromising honesty. This account reads as the horror story that it obviously was and is. Most shocking is that is was still unfolding only weeks ago. You can't hide from the reality of this as a historic tale that may no longer be relevant. This should be given to all frontline NHS staff, police and the families who have had rape inflicted upon them. I read this with an understanding of how rape affects its victims from "Eastenders" but leave educated and shocked of the horrors that can occur and the struggle to receive attention and help to recover. A courageous book.
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Sharon Taylor has done a remarkable thing -- written of a life-shattering experience with a frank, spare beauty, in a way that will surely offer help and hope to others who have been through something similar. Drug rape is too often a silent shame, leaving victims feeling helpless, embarrassed, even as though they were somehow at fault. Taylor takes us through her own challenging journey from "victim" to "survivor," on the way offering validation and acknowledgement to the sufferings of those who have been raped and a way forward for those who want to feel alive again.

What makes this book particularly impressive is the fact that Taylor shares intimate personal experiences with professional pacing, making the book impossible to put down. Though, as with most self-published books, a copy editor's touch would have been welcome, the book is free of structural flaws. Indeed, it moves like a crime novel, each chapter propelling you to the next.

The book would be a comforting companion to anyone who's been through the devastating violation of rape. But as a heartfelt human story it has the power to engage us all, and perhaps leave us a bit more compassionate to our fellow life travellers.
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I bought this book today and read it in 2 and a half hours. Couldn't stop, even though at times it was very emotionally hard going.
Beautifully written in such a way that it feels like a friend telling you their life story. I was moved to tears more than once, both sad and happy.
The author is a survivor, though not without her desperately dark times, something she is completely honest about throughout.
I'm luckily able to say I've never experienced such trauma, but I still feel this was an important book for me to read as a woman.
This is an important book for everyone to read, male or female, survivor or not. Five stars.
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Please don't be deterred by the subject matter of this book. It's an illuminating, compelling story of a fight for survival. The pacing is fast, as the reader is swept along from one event to another. More detail begins to unfold as the story develops.
The author's honest, matter of fact style of writing & the need to know how things turned out, kept me entranced. You'll be rooting for her from beginning to end.
It opened my eyes to many things, highlighted weaknesses in the system of dealing with rape & made me very much more aware & sensitive about the subject than I was before. It was educational in that sense, but not in a preachy way. Far from it. The author is a plucky person & her honest account covered everything, but she is never self pitying & doesn't dwell on the negative.
It's hard to do the book justice in a short review but, in a nutshell, I'm glad I read it & I can thoroughly recommend you read it too.
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This must be the rawest book I've read in a long time. A rape, then years later the after effects; a breakdown, suicide attempts, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, therapy, (and a a mugging). Sharon goes from being a victim to being a survivor, and tells her story with an honesty and openness that is heartbreaking at times: no pretence, nothing hidden, it's not a comfortable or easy read. A terrible journey; I doubt that you will find a better account of despair and what it does and how you feel; yet at the end, the message is positive: you will survive.

Just buy it.
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An amazing story.

Right from the very start It hit me in the stomach with a knot of anxiety as I felt the rawness of realisation coming to the fore throughout the story.

Its not a story though, it's an account of an experience that I would never want to encounter but I know now that the human spirit can come through.

An excellent read and highly recommended.
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I applaud Sharon, for finding the strength to write this book. And in doing so, face the trauma from her past, and enabling her to build a future. I'm certain it will speak out to most people, with different situations, suffering internal struggle at some time in their lives. This book helps to put things into perspective, to understand that you can't always see the damage done.
I use Twitter, and saw parts of Sharon's story unfold, even though I didn't know her. I started to read Sharon's posts, because she came across as a humorous, intelligent and strong lady. And this is reflected in her writing of this book. I felt like I was being intrusive, as things unfolded on Twitter, but after reading this book, I can see how it helped to tell people her story. I really am glad I read this. I find myself questioning, how would I have acted if I were in her husbands position, thought provoking on many levels. I thoroughly reccomend this book, it was an inspiration to me, I'm sure it will be to others.
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