The Kid: A True Story Mass Market Paperback – 4 Mar 2004
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Kevin Lewis grew up on a council estate in South London. Beaten and starved by his parents, ignored by the social services and bullied at school, he was offered a chance to escape this nightmare world and was put into care. Despite his best efforts to make things work out, his life spiralled out of control. At the age of 17 he became caught up in the criminal underworld of London, where he was known as 'The Kid'. From the violent anger he suffered at the hands of his mother and father, to the continuous torments at school; from the way in which he coped with rejection from people he trusted, to suffering from bulimia and a wish to take his own life, Kevin succeeded in making a better life for himself. This is his story.
About the Author
Kevin Lewis is 32. He is married with two children and lives in Surrey. This is his first book.
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As I read this book and the incredible journey Kevin has been on I was overwhelmed at the resilience and strength of this young man. To go through what he went through as a child and come out the other side as the loving family man he obviously has become is incredible. At the end of the book Kevin thanks us for reading his story but it is us that should thank you Kevin for letting us into your remarkable journey through life. I am truly humbled,thank you Kevin
To have had the appalling childhood he had, but to go on & achieve what he has done in life is amazing.
I still have no understanding of mans inhumanity to man especially when it's aimed at the child you gave birth to. For that, this book reduced me to tears several times. But for Kevin's courage, tenacity & ability to shine regardless I cheered loudly!
I have also read Kaitlyn before and it was a fantastic read - seriously buy it!!
I'm just about to download the sequel to the kid. I'm really pleased Kevin has found happiness and i'm sure his book has helped him deal with his past, my childhood was nowhere near as bad Kevin's but it wasn't the best, Kevin can hold his head up high an be very proud of himself - a big fat 2 fingers up to Gloria and Dennis, they don't deserve him or his children in there lives!
I'm going to get stuck into moving on and will let you know what I think.
This is the first review I have ever wrote and I have read lots of books - be happy Kevin your certainly not a quitter!
I can agree with Kevin every second word from her mouth was a swear word, She had the nick name mouthy because you heard her before you saw her.
What the poor kids went through she hid well, may i say only one thing before I finish the Social services in Croydon should take a long hard look at themselves and I do hope that they read the book.
Well done Kevin you have made something out of your life and good on you.