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Tell No One, however, is refreshing in its honesty and its pathos, and (miraculously!) also has very few typos, grammatical wince-fests, formatting errors, etc.
It feels a little weird giving five stars (can one really _love_ a book about child abuse?), but I can't in conscience give less.
It's evident from the moment Sarah's mother appears that she has some fairly severe mental health issues. One can only cringe at the pain of a four year old forced to deal with a highly unstable mother without support from anyone, and not being in a position to understand what is wrong.
Unusually, this book also shows a child being rescued from a horrendous situation, and beginning to heal in her mid teens - again, very refreshing. So often hope is downplayed.
There's little if any self-pity here, and much that is moving. Highly commendable, and exceptionally good (and unusual!) for a self-pubbed memoir.
One can only hope that Sarah can eventually forgive her mother just for her own sake, so that those wounds do not fester. It is, however, encouraging to anyone who has survived painful times to read of a child who has been through so much growing into a woman who has survived, even thrived, and now has a happy marriage and children of her own.
Tell No One.
Based on a true story Sarah tells you how it was to grow up being abused. At about 10% of this book you will want kill this woman, she makes you so angry. I had to stop reading this book every so often just to gather my thoughts and give myself a chance to get my emotions in check. If you choose to read this book and I strongly advise you to please have tissues at hand.
5 stars 18 February 2015.
l thank goodness the systems have changed that all those 'professionals' Sarah came across in her young life - doctors, teachers, etc have been better trained to spot the signs of abuse now.How could so many have missed so much!
Sarah's mother was obviously suffering from some form of mental illness, and was failed by the systems such as it was then, though 'Jims' involvement should have corrected that - getting her help or ending the cruelty.
As a mother with Bipolar myself (whose never raised a hand to my 2 boys) l feel l have to say that this level of cruelty is not generally the norm with Bipolar, even unstable. undiagnoised cases. so l do feel that there was probably some other psychiatric illness involved for her to abuse her daughter in such a horrific way - l am by no means excusing her it was still very wrong.
To Sarah, you sound like a beautiful, loving mother, daughter, & wife, Tom is as lucky to have you as you say you are to have him. Keep those positive mantras going and l hope you have all the happiness and love for the rest of your life that you so deserve. x
A very powerful read, simply written and difficult to put down.
Not for the faint hearted.
I read this book twice, one after the other, has i couldnt believe what i was reading.
It is good that Sarah found a lovely husband and went on to have children of her own,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful well written book so sad but so good that she is now living her dream happy for her well donePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a very disturbing account of child cruelty,suffering and low esteem of a child. This is a happy ending account of a true story.Published 15 months ago by Ted Kemp
This book touched me.the way Sarah was treated.people like thAt don't deserve kids.
But it's great everything turned out brilliant.
Read in less than 2 hours! Moving story beautifully written. I am glad the author went on to have children - she will be an excellent mother.Published 19 months ago by Miss Charlotte E Davis-Browne