The Weatherboard Shed is a story of one woman's struggle and determination to survive child sexual assault and to help us understand what we can do to support survivers. The book is thoughtfully written, the author gentle guides the reader carefully through each chapter.
The raw emotions are evident, especially in her poetry it is a true insight into the destruction caused by such traumatic events. It is an honest and frank account of her emotional journey and it touches on the science behind what triggers these behaviours.
The Weatherboard Shed is not only a story of a series of traumatic events over many years that has plagued the young authors entire life, it is a book to assist the reader in understanding the impacts of such traumatic events and to reflect on their own personal experiences and behaviours.
To my fellow readers my message is "if you don't know what to say" say just that but please never say nothing at all and just walk away.
To the author you are an intelligent, strong and beautiful young woman may your life be filled with positive people, hope and love.
On reflection this book has taught me to really think that we can all do so much to assist survivors in their individual battles, it may be the smallest gesture that will mean the most to those who need our love and support.
(reviewed the day of purchase)