- File Size: 328 KB
- Print Length: 129 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Phillis T. Forrest; 1 edition (March 19, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007MNM6UU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,187 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Through A Child's Eyes Kindle Edition
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This book does not speak of the scenario of a child being snatched and molested, it shows the timeline of a predator who sought out a naive mother and began the journey of manipulation to prey on her children. During your reading evolution, the Author will have you crying, upset, mad, you may even experience a little hatred, but she accomplishes her mission of educating and warning. She uses her story to let you all know that she knows what she is talking about and if you pay attention to the mistakes that her mother made, you can prevent this from happening to your son or daughter, and yes I SAID SON! She educates her readers of how their were rules put in place, and once her mother broke every rule she set because of the manipulation of Stephan, she completely lost control of her home and her children and he had his way with each and every one of them.
Author Phillis Forrest, you did an exceptional job writing this book and I can only imagine what it took to give us such detail examples of your experience. Kudos to you!
This book is phenomenal and I would not be surprised if it ends up as one of the books for Oprah's book club or Tyler Perry makes a movie from it!
Phillis T. Forrest, Through A Child’s Eyes
Through A Child’s Eyes is a nonfiction narrative about the life of a young girl who was molested at just seven years old. The abuse continued until she was an adult.
The story is graphic and intense; not for the faint-at-heart. It’s frustrating because, as the reader and a mother, it was difficult for me to understand how this man, Stephan, got not only Toni’s mother to think she couldn’t live without him but three other mothers, too. They willingly handed over their children to this man and blamed the children for what was going on. I kept hoping one of them would wake up.
The story is hard to read because of the content but the author seems to understand that and attempts to put her readers at ease by saying, “Now, I know my readers are saying…” It was almost like I was sitting at the kitchen table with her, having a cup of coffee, and listening to her story. Despite the heinous acts that she’d been through, just getting that vibe made it a little easier to handle. This really was a tough story.
As Toni gets on her feet and starts making a life for herself and her children, something happens. I’m not exactly sure where the turning point was but this is ultimately a story about forgiveness and progression. Toni rose above her adversities, as did her siblings, and they have moved on. Toni got over her hate and anger and forgave her mother for selling her out. That’s a big leap.
The book seems to be an exorcism of demons for Ms. Forrest and justifiably so. She had a lot going on in her life and a lot to deal with. When she offers advice, don’t take it as preaching, like I did at first.Read more ›
In this book, Phillis relates how it feels to be a child who is picked out for special attention by a man who horns his way into her family's life, first paying special attention to and doting on the mother, then doting on the child, first when she was seven years old, but continuing for years, while visiting, while living with them, and later while he had his own apartment.
I invite everyone who reads this review to visit [...]. Here, you can see an eleven minute film that summarizes part of the book. In it, you see some of the classic moves that are used by predators when choosing, then abusing, their victims.
It is my hope that Phillis Forrest's book, "Through a Child's Eyes," helps raise awareness of how children feel when they are in circumstances similar to hers. We need parents to pay attention, and we need future offenders to learn how all children must feel before they have a chance to become a future offender. Books like this can help others walk a mile in a child's moccasins.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You told a story lots of is needed to hear. Love you for being so strong and courageous just beautifulPublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
I actually bought this book because I meet the author at my hairdresser. I am a voracious reader and did not expect much, I just wanted to support her efforts. Read morePublished 6 months ago by pickymom
I feel like every mother and even ever father needs to read this. They need to see how easy it is for a child to become caught up in a situation that they don't understand and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Catherine
I bought this book to support the author who is a personal friend of mines but ones I read it I was completely overwhelmed at the story. Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by K. Williams
This book was very engaging and deep. It was written in such a way that allowed me step inside the mind of each character. Read morePublished on December 16, 2013 by Nona
I'm an avid reader of many books, but never have I read anything with so much power/life in the story. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by natherlene collins
This is a must-read for everyone. Read this book and think each time you look at a child, it will make a great difference in your life and that of a child.Published on June 27, 2013 by Talibah
Through A Child's Eyes is based on the true story of the author, Phillis T. Forrest. This is the story of a little girl named Toni who had to fight with a sexual predator that the... Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Tremayne K Moore
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