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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, December 28, 2009
This review is from: A Deep Dark Secret (Hardcover)
I've only read two books by Kimberla Lawson Roby with A Deep Dark Secret being the second book. I was little apprehensive about reading it because of the subject matter. I'm glad that I decided to give it a chance. It was written really well. I like the fact that the story was narrated from Jillian's point of view. I could actually get a sense of the pain this twelve year old was going through. There were times when this book was too painful to read. It's really short but Kimberla was able to wrap it up nicely. I don't know anyone personally that has been sexually abused. This book has opened my eyes to what millions of children are going through. After reading this book, I sat my 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son down and had a lengthy discussion about sexual and physical abuse. I wanted them to know that if someone were to do anything inappropriate to them to let me know right way. I don't care how bad they think it is or if they're scared that I might get upset. I don't care who it is....they need to let me know. My husband and I are happily married and I can't fathom their own father or anyone else in my family doing the things that were done to Jillian, but you never know. The people who you love and trust the most are at times the actual perpetrator. After reading this book, I've told myself that I would make sure that I know all the warning signs and keep my eyes and hears open. There needs to be more awareness brought to this subject. Children shouldn't have to suffer in silence. I'm hoping that more children have the courage to come forward and get the help they need.
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