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Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young Paperback – August 20, 2014
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About the Author
Avi Morris holds a B.A. from University of Connecticut and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. After many years as a federal attorney and then as a business consultant, Mr. Morris fulfilled a dream to write fiction. Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young is his first published novel. He and his wife, a teacher, have hosted several foster children in addition to raising three children of their own. The family resides in Connecticut.
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POWER…COMPASSION….GRIPPING and PAINFUL ABUSE are only a few adjectives to describe this book written with well defined details of the characters. This detail to characters is described in all aspects of the abusive lives for Selena and Valentina (Tina) and the author Avi Morris deserves an applause for his outstanding ability to grip the emotions of his readers yet hold sacred his love for the two girls.
While the author fictionalized this story to protect the innocence of two young girls he did not leave you doubt of the incredible tales that unfold before you watching the girls suffer abuse at such young ages.
You will find not much to laugh about but much hope as you weep at the cruelty of the girl’s Mother, Luz Diaz for the simplest of the abuse—indifference! A mother, that stands by and allows a boyfriend to take the liberties of sexual abuse of children, sickens you and keeps you reading in hopes you discover in the end both the boyfriend, Simon and mother, Luz Diaz rot in a prison for years to come but you will need to read this wonderfully told story and learn for yourself if justice is done and who, if anyone goes to jail!
You will be amazed at the different characters and how many did not follow up knowing the girls were in trouble and relieved they had the love and protection from Hal and Roberta. The Guardian-in-litem (attorney) was the one positive that will cheer you on.
There are many other characters well developed but I will let you discover them on your own and decide for yourself if they were a helpful influence or not.
Haven been a victim of child abuse from the age of four (4) years, this story drew me in and in many ways helped me complete my own path of dealing with the trauma of growing up.
Well done Mr. Morris. This book should be in the schools for required reading as other books about child abuse so other victims can heal or begin their journey to do so with hope there is an end.
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This was a book that I could hardly put down, a page-turner for sure. It takes creativity to use flashbacks to the point of not getting the reader confused, and lost between past and present tales, so I'd like to commend author Avi Morris for writing so well, and making the scenes so clear and distinct. For this, I give him raving reviews.
Having to tell a story of this nature has to be quite painful, but it is, of course, a story that must be shared. It is my hope that author Morris can network and build a lasting partnership with countless organizations/associations and administrations (family shelters) who can and will use this book to employ knowledge and assistance to families (mother's and daughters/children) who may have gone through similar incidences. This story is one of hope for justice, continued life, with ample support.
This storyline can also serve as a reminder and hint for mothers and families alike to realize the importance of safeguarding their children. As parents, we are our children's voice, keepers and protectors. Our children should know without doubt that we love them, and will do anything in our power to keep them from harm. Our children should realize our undivided love. Sometimes this means we must disregard and sacrifice our own lives, wants and desires until our children have reached the age of accountability, and can fend for themselves.
I want to applaud this author for his courage and willingness to share such a painful account of this one chapter in his life. I don't know many people who would have gotten so involved in such events in the first place, but then to share such a story in book form is quite commendable, to say the very least.
Many will want to not only read Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young, but also share it with others.
One other note: "Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young" could make an even greater, profound impact on families if developed into a movie for many to learn, reflect and conceptualize.