Published by Self-Published
Published on January 29th 2014
Genres: Abuse, Adolescence, Crime, Family Life, Non-fiction, Social Issues
Source: Review Copy
Every little girl dreams of being a Princess, she just wanted her Mommy and for the boys to stop making her do "stuff" to "satisfy" them.
Finding Anna is a gripping first-hand account of a child who survives the horror of sexual abuse and abandonment by those tasked to care for her, in a society that turns a blind eye to sexual abuse.
A love-child, unwittingly passed on from one caretaker to the next, eventually ends up being abandoned and left in the care of her philandering father’s family. She discovers the painful reality that life can be cruel.
Trish, a child struggles to understand why she was abandoned by her own mother and tries to deal with the trauma of being sexually abused by various family members.
Can Trish, now an adult heal from the pain of a childhood, tormented by the rape of her mind, body and soul?
I’m a survivor. And I say this with so much pride I could burst into a million tiny pieces at your feet.
There are a lot of topics that I usually avoid when reading books, but I was compelled to read this one. It’s a survivor story, and it is an important story that deserves to be read.
My take on the world is that it was created to be explored and enjoyed. I would love to see the magnificent beauty of the Alps, experience the sun in Tuscany, embrace the quiet life in Sicily, cruise along the narrow roads of Monaco and discover my ancient roots in Israel.
In all honesty, the story line is blatantly honest that it broke my heart to pieces while reading about the abuse that happened to a 5-year-old child. It confronted me in ways that I could never imagine. She learned about birthdays when she was 6. She’s never had one before that. The people who were supposed to shield and protect her were the ones who did her harm.
For someone who grew up in a good family like me, it’s a shock to learn about stories like this. Although the story was difficult to finish, I had to. It was a short story that made a mark in me. It was compelling enough to keep me glued. The author, Trish Kaye Lleone, deserves an applause for being a survivor, and for being so brave to share her story to all of us.
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