- File Size: 2015 KB
- Print Length: 269 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: B D Ethington; 1 edition (September 2, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 2, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014UFFFZU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dani: Throwaway Child: The True Story of Dani's Journey from Abuse to Freedom Kindle Edition
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This story is heart-rending and, at times, terrifying. It is the true story of a religious leader who helped a young woman navigate the trauma of reliving and overcoming the abuse of her childhood and fight the dangers of her adult life. This story pulls you in, and you become genuinely invested in the fate of the woman, as well as that of her religious leader. After a few chapters, I was hooked, and I could not put the book down. I needed to know what had happened.
As someone who is a stickler about grammar, spelling, punctuation, and continuity, there were moments when I was distracted from the story by editing details. There were a few words misspelled, some punctuation errors, and some verb tense/plurality problems. However, the story was so compelling that I was quickly swept back into it after each distraction. In some ways, the errors made the story more genuine, as it is written in first person by the actual religious leader who counseled the young woman. The story was also a bit disjointed, but that also made it all the more genuine, since the young woman's memories were disjointed, and we hear the story from a man who is telling only a portion of his very busy life.
Overall, I would say this book is a good, quick, emotional read that addresses very important problems that, believe it or not, are issues in your very own community. These crimes are happening in your neighborhood. This story is a tragic reminder to keep your eyes open and report what you see. The most vulnerable people in the world are depending on you and me.
There were two messages in this book. One was totally lost on me since I am not religious, but the other serves as a reminder that just because you do not see the abuse doesn't mean it isn't happening. This is a tragic reminder that the world is much more dangerous than many of us see at times. Look for the resources in this book. They are there.
My heart goes out to Dani as well as the author. This must have been a very difficult story to tell.
I do not recommend this book for anyone who has ever been victimized by any form of abuse, whether treated or untreated. Unless you have supernatural healing powers, this book is not for you.
I do, however, recommend this book to (religious) people looking for insight on how to approach and help others going through abusive situations. The religious leader in this book had many great inspirations and reflected the amount of patience it takes to build that kind of trust.
This story made me feel all of the feels. There were moments where I chuckled at the genuine dialogue and thoughts of the author. There were moments where my heart was racing and I was terrified for Dani and her family. There were moments where my heart hurt and tears rolled down my cheeks while I read about the horrific things she has gone through in her life. This story opened my eyes. Nobody, especially a child, should ever have to experience any of the things this poor girl has faced. Home should be a safe place.
This was a great read that I would recommend to anyone and everyone! This is a story that needs to be read and shared. I finished my day feeling a little more enlightened about the world around me. I finished my day feeling inspired by brave people like Dani and those who helped her. I finished my day hugging my own child a little closer and thanking God that I've been so blessed.
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