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Book Review: The Girl Nobody Wants – A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland By Lily O’Brien

rate } ♠♠♠♠♠
genre } Non-fiction | Biography | Abuse
release day } 1st February 2012
acquired } 12th February 2012
publisher } Troubador Publishing
format } paperback
isbn } 9781780880334
pages } 248 pages
source } bought
age group } 18+
interest } 18+
awards } -
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The Girl Nobody Wants – A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland Lily O’Brien The Girl Nobody Wants 
– A Shocking True Story of Child Abuse in Ireland
By Lily O’Brien

Via Goodreads
You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lily was never given that chance; her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die."

My 2 Cents
Cover. A grim looking face on the cover with the deep piercing eyes full with complicate anger and sadness. Virgil candles burning just brings out the sorrow. Sad really.

Other than Amazon.com suggested I read this book, the reason I chose to read this book, was the title. That title tugged me to question “What the hell happened to her?". Who wouldn’t? My reaction once I started reading was, damn she is angry! That, itself, made me sit down and read. This book turned out emotionally intense. The author talked about the abused she and a few of her siblings went through as they grew up.

It appalled me how nobody believed her now try to save her and her siblings. It appalled me more reading how the nuns turned crazy and for no reason just start abusing them (her) like an enemy. It saddened me when all of these started when she’s just a baby. Even her own family let her down. That’s just sad. I feel for her.

Honestly, it took me a while to find the words to respond to this biography. I needed time to sink that all in. I hope Lily found peace for what she went through since she was a baby.

I’m glad she survived.

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7 comments:

  1. Have you read A Child Called "It"? Your description of this book and the feelings it brought out in you remind me of how I felt after I read The Child Called It.

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yes... that was another one that saddens me :(

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Librarians are some of my favorite people!
    You'll love my blog feature next week!

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. gosh, this book sounds so sad and real. it sounds like an gripping biography.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by the blog.:) Followed back. This book sounds so sad.

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  5. Oh wow, this sounds like a really tragic life story. I have trouble these kinds of books because I tend to get too involved - especially knowing it's all true. It's just a really heavy topic...

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following back.

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  6. I have heard that this one is really tough, an emotional read. I have been considering to read it but I am not sure if it won't be too much.. Thanks for reviweing it, I am a new follower :-)

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