It's my first time reading a true story about child abuse. I didn't come to realize that the book is written by the victim herself until I reached the end.
I believe we do read news about physical and sexual abuse, but how much do we know about the story inside? The truth is too cruel and bloody to be revealed. In this fiction, I don't only learn how inhuman a man can turn to be, I also learn that such horrible experience lasts a lifetime. In the story, even the stepfather (the abuser) was caught, the girl still lived in miserable memories. This kind of mental torture cannot be eased easily.
But I feel glad that when I later searched on web about the author, I found that she's turned out to be a primary school teacher and an-anti racist (his stepdad carries heavy racism). She's also written other books about child abuse. This couldn't be easy........... to tell the whole world what terrible things you were forced to do with your stepdad and faced the person you are most fearful in life; also to stand out from the clouds of those dark memories and begin a new and normal life....Continua