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Tell No One (Story of Child Abuse Survival) [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Cooper
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When I look in the mirror now I don’t see the terrified child who was systematically abused, both mentally and physically. If you passed me in the street, you wouldn’t notice either. You might see the small scar on my neck that was inflicted by a knife being pressed to my throat. You might notice a lump on my left wrist where the bones didn’t heal properly after it was fractured. You might notice small scars on my arms where I was used as a live ashtray. But you won’t see the scars that are deep inside me – the ones which take a lifetime to heal. They’re ingrained in me, trapped under the surface like fish under a frozen lake, waiting for the moment when the surface cracks and they can come to life again. These mental scars are the demons that haunted me when I was at my lowest point. They came out to torment me, rearing their ugly head in the darkness. Then they would retreat again for a time, making me think I’d got over what happened to me, only to show up when I least expected it. But with every year that passed, I learnt how to handle the demons more. Every sick and twisted thing that happened in my childhood has made me into the woman I am today. I’m a survivor.

My name is Sarah and this is my story…


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  • File Size: 208 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477560874
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EAOKWS
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Triumph over pain February 29, 2012
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I bought this book today and have already read the whole thing. This is a very compelling story about a young girl who suffers almost unimaginable abuse from her mother and step father. It is not easy subject matter to read, but I agree strongly with the author that only by those who have been abused sharing the details of their stories will the rest of us learn to recognize and take action on the many "faces" that abuse can present in public. (Unkempt appearance, constant unexplained bruises, etc are common signs, but some of the others that are less visible are also important, such as the author's ravenous hunger at school because she wasn't being fed at home, etc...)

Regarding the ebook formatting, this book is in good shape with very few errors. The story does have a jarring shift of verb tense several times throughout, especially in the early chapters, but overall the story is very well written and even with some grammatical errors the heart and soul of the author and her (loving) family shine through. Ignore the occasional misspelled word and let your heart hear what she is saying, because that is what really matters anyhow.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great April 9, 2012
By Dawn C.
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I read this book in three hours! Sarah's story was so sad how a mother could treat her daughter. For many years Sarah just couldnt understand why she wasnt good enough for her mom? Her mom suffered from Bi-Polar mental disease and in those days it was not a well know mental sickness and was not treated right. Sarahs aunt Linda is the hero in this story and deserves a metal for how she took care of Sarah and nursed her back to health. Sarah tells her story with strength and courage , and sends a message to others to look for signs in child abuse!! Congrads Sarah you made it!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That rare thing, a well-written self-pub. March 7, 2012
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Don't get me wrong, there are some good self-pubbed books out there (MY KIND OF CRAZY: Living in a Bipolar World is my best pick so far) but many of the self-published books, especially those in the personal memoir genre, are pretty awful. No matter how interesting the blurb, I'm always a little wary - is this going to be another really badly written whine?

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Page Turner May 30, 2012
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Once I started reading I couldn't put this book down. It is a frank, open, honest account of the author's tortured childhood. It is written in such a way that you go on the journey with the author, feel her pain and eventually her triumph. Hopefully this brings awareness to Child abuse and the cracks in the system that is supposed to help and protect these children. Long are the days of looking the other way. It's time that as a community we get involved and ensure our children's safety.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!! December 6, 2013
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It's definitely different saying a child abuse story is amazing but this book really is. The author has great courage going through all that at such a young age and for so long. I finished this book in 2 hours and highly recommend this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad December 27, 2013
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this is a great book that shows people the.truth and pain that hides behind so children's eyes. never let a child go unnoticed when you think that maybe something could be wrong.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book th December 28, 2013
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this is one of the best book I've read.. it was sad but the way it ended almost made up for what happened to her....... she was finally home
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me cry :'( just love this story <3 May 27, 2013
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Wow. This is a true survival story. There is so much detail !
I think i read this book about 5 times in a row. And all it does is bring tears to my eyes! If u are looking for a book, where u think "OMG. THIS MOTHER IS NOT A MOTHER"! Cause that's what i was thinking the whole in tire time... i dont think sarah ever had a day without wanting her nan or aunt !! PLEASE get this book... its so good u will enjoy it so much! Totally worh is money <3 :')
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very emotional
Good book filled with pain yet she makes it and finds she is worth loving and you can achieve anything
Published 18 days ago by Shawnda Meek
5.0 out of 5 stars great book.
It was truly horrifying what she did, but it's very good she wrote the book to bring awareness so this never happens again. ❤️
Published 1 month ago by Madison
5.0 out of 5 stars I also was abused and raised three wonderful children with the same...
Thank you for sharing your story of survival. I also was abused and raised three wonderful children with the same philosophy Sarah Cooper uses - think about what my parents would... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Heather Marsten
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very sad story.
Published 2 months ago by Faith Noel Bradshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars True story
Sarah Cooper. True story.
Tell No One.
Based on a true story Sarah tells you how it was to grow up being abused. Read more
Published 2 months ago by tom elder
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic but eye opening story
This story is sad but needs to be told. People need to know the signs of child abuse and they t here. It shows how suffering goes hidden for years not always having a good ending. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Charisse Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars this book was awesome I would recommend to every body
It was a good book to read I will love to share it to every body so they can see and experience the pain
Published 3 months ago by loved it
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very sad what the child went through
Published 4 months ago by marian jamieson
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful writing style
Very touching story.. beautiful writing style... I would. Recommend this to everyone! !!!!!
Published 4 months ago by Jennifer Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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