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My Mother Killed Christ is a riveting, believable, heart-tugging story. I couldn't wait to finish my chores and get back to my iPad to read it. What I liked the most: the droll humor worked into her memoir diffuses some of its raw awfulness; she didn't whitewash the parts of the story that are less flattering to herself; the story is comprehensive in human emotion (happiness, despair, fear, joy, regret, terror, rage, deep depression); and the story satisfies because it's a full circle, an account from birth to the present. You reach the last page and feel complete. An account of childhood abuse of this magnitude can leave you drained, but Ms. Stevens' metamorphosis from broken to healed (and healing) ends the book on a hopeful note that adds to the satisfaction of the read.
Her writing style is plain, earthy, and easy to follow. For a first book, her writing quality is amazing.
As for editing: This book could use the services of a sharp editor. But I say that in a most guarded way because, compared to most self-published books (I apologize if I am incorrect in this regard: I searched for the name of the publisher and could not find one, so I conclude this is self-published), this book is edited much, much better than most. Small issues, like using "then" when she means "than" would have been corrected by a professional editor. But these are minor and few. They are small distractions and do not substantially take away from the reading enjoyment. Some people might not even notice them.
I understand that Ms. Stevens is writing a second book. I would take a serious look at anything written by this author.
three kids. They have all graduated from university with honours. This book made me and her feel better because I wasn't as disturbed
as the mother in this book but I could identify with the police and community constantly getting involved. And also often I feel that I displeased and hurt Christ so much because of my antics, behaviour and the
stuff I did. I withdrew all my kids from Baptist Sunday's Cool (Sunday School) when my son was about ten or eleven years old and
the guilt has killed me for years. I should write a book too.
Katie Roberta Stevens is a woman who has gone through her own personal hell and has come out the other side strong, incredibly positive, and ready to tackle the rest of her life with humor and a willingness to face new challenges head on. I laughed, I cried and my admiration for her knows no bounds.
The book would have benefited from professional editing.
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