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Not really a cult book,
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This review is from: The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse Among Jehovah's Witnesses (Hardcover)
I bought this book because I expected to read about life within a cult. Although it has some of that, it is mostly about a dysfunctional family. The author experienced a loving, but unfaithful father. Her mother was the committed parent, but was overly critical. That left Ms. Castro pinging between her parents. Not what I was looking for.
Ms. Castro's narrative goes back and forth in time, which makes it a bit difficult to follow. She uses this technique to gradually peel back the layers of her life. However, it's usually difficult to tell where it's going.
She writes in an engaging enough style, but it just doesn't work for me.
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Initial post: Jul 29, 2012 10:19:38 PM PDT
A. Starkey says:
I agree with your review - although the fact that the church did refuse to take action when the step-father was abusive because he was considered a"The head of the household," I felt the book was lacking real evidence of abuse from the church itself.
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