- File Size: 1904 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wannabe Press (October 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M1YBTT4
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,616,662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm not sure the author will be happy with some of my comments, on the other hand, he may very well agree with them.
Firstly, I found the book to be very depressing at times because it dealt with abuse across the scale and the worst being child abuse.
This is a real fact of life in every village, township and city across the land and world.
I personally suffered child abuse as a child so this book hit home in a very deep way.
The story spent most of the time building a single family unit, but could easily be any family under similar conditions.
It's a sad story with some good times mixed in.
I hate giving away too many spoilers, so I'll end with saying this story may not be what you expected going in, but it did a wonderful job of being what I believe the author intended it to be.
It's a must read if you want to feel real raw emotion and maybe even heartbreaking feelings like I did.
Lastly, the sci-fi part of this story was well done and relayed the author's point of the tale.
I definitely give this five stars.
Thank you Russell for an enlightening story.
This remarkable story sets out to tell a very different and distinctive story.
It makes every effort to be as factual and as honest as possible. It actually revolves around the young boy in the story. His feelings are paramount to the story. He lives in a world of pain...and has emotional scars from watching his father abuse his mother over many years, whilst at the same time, he is dealing with a terminal lung condition himself. He has so few breaks in life that he hates himself utterly for his physical weakness.
He finds a young girl who catches his attention. She is different. She is challenging and she asks for his help. In helping her, he finds he has helped himself to improve his health. He helps her as much as he can until he has to ask his father for help, unfortunately his father turns against him and beats him up. He had trusted him, and he had been let down. It's a hard lesson for the boy to learn. His father cannot control his temper, no matter what he promises. A lesson I too had to learn the hard way in the real world with my first husband. Promises do not change a persons nature.
I feel strange now that I have read the book. Almost like I have just had my past written down in a story..and the question I find myself with is, does this book leave me feeling violated by intruders, reading my pain? Or do I feel a certain freedom, coming from the female character in the lead and the boy, her son. From the depiction of their lives and escape from the fear and pain in their lives. I think in a way, this book has been cathartic for me.
I got away from my tormentor and so did this woman and her son in the story. Effectively we both helped ourselves to get free. That's the best part of this story...she overcomes her abuser. However, she turned to pills to ease her pain, but I turned to my faith in God to ease mine. Effectively, we are both clear survivors.
It was a very disturbing story to read, especially from a survivors viewpoint. However, I am glad I read it. I think it served as a reminder of what I have come from and what joy and happiness I have now. I am grateful to the author for being bold enough to write these stories. These things go on in the dark, hidden, behind closed doors. This author has courageously shone a bright light into the darkness. I applaud him!
And the end of the book, it has a tremendous twist in it. A hidden aspect that makes this an amazing book to read. I think you will be as surprised as I was at the end.
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