- File Size: 447 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Publisher: FeedARead.com (December 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0078T06RI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
I Think I'm OK Kindle Edition
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“This is no pity-party. This is a tale of how quickly something at home can go wrong and the fall out from that. The author volunteered at 9 years old to go into care, leaving other siblings at home. That tells you all you need to know how messed up home life was. The trigger for leaving hits you like a train, but without any gory detail. No spoilers, but it will make you re-read that bit twice.
Once in the care system, you get the rebel, the amazing independence, touched with despair as Chris makes his way through (and often escapes from) the care system, often for days at a time, although the exploits he crammed into those days must have made it seem like weeks.
Brushes with the care system, the law, a motorcycle gang, gangsters and a prostitute are all part of the rich tapestry that Chris Kenny weaves for you with an honest and gritty style.
This book is 100% believable, totally captivating and I can totally understand the reason for writing. It is a book that Chris should rightly be proud of.”
I felt so broken when reading about this child and what he had gone through over the years of his life. I find it highly remarkable that he survived through everything that he went through, his running a ways, stealing food, and going back to a children’s home. Although humorous at time, I felt that this child just couldn’t find a win-win in his life. Granted he brought on most of his own trials, but he didn’t bring in all of the abuse that doled out to him, and let write I mean all forms of abuse. Social services didn’t do their job, at all! Heads up: The language used was distasteful and a turnoff for me.
Grammar and punctuation needs work and I can only give 3 stars at this time.
On one page you giggle to this little boys mischevious and on the next you want to kill the adults around him. I'm happy that he survived and with his mind intact. Reading this book has also hurt, I'm an empath and all I wish I could have done is taken him home and just LOVE him, because nobody show him what real love to a child is. No matter what my daughters will do I will never stop loving them and that is what Chris Steven Kenny was needing as a child! Read it and then hug those you love. And to you C S Kenny I wish I was a grown up when you where a child. You had been so welcome to be my son and I would never have lay a hand on you that not was anything then a mothers love
He has happily named and shamed - and good for him! The people that he should have been able to trust, systematically let him down or abused that trust. This in turn was mirrored by his rebelliousness... although I think he could have been a lot worse.
He comes across as an extremely bright individual - and if life had treated him differently, he would be in a very different "place" right now.
I wish him all the best and would love to read more from this very entertaining author.
The grammar and punctuation in this book are terrible but it's still an easy to read, hard to put down story. It's honest, insightful, and you can't help but root for the writer to come out on top. He lived through the inept attempts of social workers and psychiatrists to get to the bottom of his restless soul. As a child, his reasons for not telling the truth to the people trying to help him are absolutely heartbreaking (keeping up appearances in front of the other kids, being at the mercy of perverted keepers). No one ever suspected the sexual abuse at home (or at the boarding homes), which is horrible. But even the writer doesn't seem to dwell on it. I got the feeling that after a while, the sexual abuse was forgotten, but what was left was maybe anger with no outlet and a restless nature that worked against his attempts to act normal/well-behaved. In the end, he seemed to figure it out for himself. But what a horrible waste of time and idiots he had to suffer before he found some peace.
This was a book that was sad and funny at the same time. He had to make it funny, or else you would cry thinking about what he went through as a kid. He took a difficult topic and the difficult look at himself and made it entertaining. I'm not trying to make light of the subject matter - it's just that he made it easy to hear his story. I was very moved and appalled by the state of psychiatry during the 1970's. To look at it from the point of a child made it more appalling. 1970 wasn't too long ago. I hope we never forget his struggle and I hope kids today don't have to go through similar situations. Very powerful and I enjoyed it immensely!