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A Deep Dark Secret Hardcover – September 29, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Afraid to tell anyone because she knows they wouldn't understand or believe she wasn't telling the truth, she carried the awful pain alone. Her schoolwork begins to suffer and she starts to draw into herself, until a teacher inspires her to keep a journal. As time goes on, Jillian develops strength and courage to gain control of her life.
Written with compassion and warmth, A DEEP DARK SECRET is a stirring piece of literature which focuses on a serious issue that is running rampant, and how a family overcomes and survives the dark cloud that hovers over their lives. Roby skillfully influences the reader to float into the heart and soul of Jillian's character and feel her anguish. The subplot ties in perfectly as the story unfolds. A DEEP DARK SECRET...a tender masterpiece of family loyalty, friendship, and peer pressure.
Reviewed by Sharon Lewis
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and especiallY in todays society where so much of this has happened to girls and boys. I was so glad when the tables turned and she did what she had to do TO KEEP A PART OF HERSELF AND HER SISTER SAFE. I was just glad that her mother seen what happened and did believe her as that is the Main Problem to
have Someone believe you in the begining so you do NOT have to keep up the lies of everything is OK.
KUDOS to the writer for TELLING A HORRIBLE TRUTH AND SHOWING IT CAN COME TO AN END WITH A POSITIVE FEELING AND NOT ONE OF DOOM !!!
Jillian, the major character, takes the reader into her life as she navigates the family system she's always wanted, the methods her stepfather employed to keep her quiet and finally how she gains her footing to stand. She also gives us a look into the extremes that are employed by the abuser to appear as if everything is fine, how differently people can mask pain (be it the one who is being abused or the spouse of the abuser and how when innocence is taken...the fallout can be catastrophic).
Reading One Dark Secret will showcase how not only Jillian, but her best friend rose from victim to victor! It will showcase that there are adults that will listen. It will further showcase that though talk takes place...we must keep talking, keep educating, keep questioning and keep believing that innocence will not continue to be lost and adult survivors can begin to trust. Here's a secret...there are no more "dark secrets, our loved ones, whether girls or boys, youth or adult survivors must understand and know that we love them, will stand with them, will not tolerate anyone robbing them of their innocence and above all, that it's not their fault" spread that like wild fire.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The books topic was on point, sexual abuse is real. You must tell, speak up. The abuser is the criminal not you.Published 1 month ago
This book is about a child that has beeb sexually abused by a step parent, it is a must read for anyone with young daughters!Published 4 months ago by Chi11