- File Size: 2693 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 16, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06WLNXGPJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption Kindle Edition
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People have different ways on how to confront their experiences, may it be a past experience or the present situation. And for me, that’s what matters. And it’s also a seemingly never-ending process, something that the person should choose each time he or she wakes up in the morning. It’s a brave thing to always choose what’s right, and I admire the author for doing so. Not many people have the courage to accept the life they used to live, or the life they left behind.
This book is a tangible reminder to all of us that domestic violence still happens and will continue to happen probably for endless reasons we still couldn’t think of. And this book also makes me think of all those who still suffer from this kind of tragedy, especially now, during the quarantine. What life is like to those who have nothing to call home? What kind of life is waiting to those who do not want to stay home because it’s so much safer outside? If we can think about them even for just one second, maybe we’ll be relieved by the fact that at least our homes are safe. Despite the boredom. Despite the tiring work from home setup. Despite the endless whines of our children.
The Fear of the Blow gives us more than just awareness—it also gives us hope that no matter how dark the past is, it’ll be better if only we remember to turn on the lights.
Overall I couldn't put it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Good job, NEGU as one of my favorite little cancer girls has said. Never ever give up.
Youre stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.
Although the personal journey of Jena Parks is empowering and hopeful, she brings you back in with the reminders that being a survivor is an action taken every day. There is no escaping her past but she is on the path of a good future. Her voice is one that I hope will help carry others into a heightened sense of awareness and understanding.
Purely on the writing, Parks has delivered a well written novel. Every page propels you into the next without the chance to put it down. The Fear of the Blow is a must read for anyone who has the capacity to handle the truth that Parks doles out. She is blunt, and forthcoming with what she witnessed and experienced. As much as I don’t want to put a warning out there, these are probably not for the faint of heart, but know that you’re turning away from a person’s reality.