on Aug. 03, 2014 :
This is the most valuable book on CSA I have read in Australia. Hannah's courage in sharing her story has provided lessons for our community on the reality of CSA, why kids find it difficult to understand this abuse and tell, why we need education in schools to give kids a voice, why teachers need more training and more accountability for identifying and reporting abuse. I commend Hannah on the ability to strive to achieve results in school and sports despite her great challenges such as the trauma and little sleep. Hannah is an inspiration and her courage is extraordinary and I wish her the best life in the future. I recommend her book strongly.
(review of free book)
on May 29, 2014 :
My biological father was in an Army unit that liberated some of the WWII concentration camps. He defiantly suffered from shell shock (PTSD). My biological mother whom he met on R &R in London went back to her mother country when I was 4. Then along came my step-mother & an adopted sister, we endured his brutal wrath for many years. They really did not do a whole lot for kids back in those days. We did go to court but they just put me/sister into state custody (foster care). Parental rights you know.
Brings back long gone memories that will never go away, but since he is now deceased it will never ever happen again (closer).
Seems like darn near every one of my adult clients were victims of abuse of all sorts (physical, sexual, verbal). What is also not good is the elderly of abuse. Children were to of course.
Awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A fairly well written informative book on being sexually abused. It was fairly easy to read/follow (diary) from start/finish & never a dull moment. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make great movie, animated cartoon, PP presentation or mini TV series. It was just OK for me, so I will rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free book (Smashwords)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)