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Believe Like a Child - Paige Dearth
Believe Like a Child
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Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time. As the years pass, his sexual appetite becomes more voracious and his perversion more twisted, until the abuse has become almost a daily ritual, with the unspoken involvement of the girl’s mother. At the age of... show more
Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time. As the years pass, his sexual appetite becomes more voracious and his perversion more twisted, until the abuse has become almost a daily ritual, with the unspoken involvement of the girl’s mother. At the age of sixteen, after the death of her only friend, Alessa finds herself at the mercy of her real-life monster, with no relief in sight. She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one. Alone and helpless in the streets of North Philadelphia, she encounters more human predators who want to take over her life and devour her. About to hit rock bottom, Alessa manages to break away from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused women. Wherever she goes, however, trouble keeps seeking her out, until she meets three people who change the course of her life forever. Though Alessa’s bittersweet journey is perpetually fraught with challenges, she does, nevertheless, manage to find fleeting moments of joy along the way. But as she begins to settle down, a ghost from the past comes to haunt her again, threatening to destroy the very foundation of her small world and plunging her back into an abyss of despair, until she makes her final bid for escape.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781461105671 (1461105676)
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
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alwaysbooks
alwaysbooks rated it
Abused by her uncle from 7 years old and goes on to be abused again and again. Alessa should have been as tough as nails by this stage but was always naive which got her into more trouble. She comes across a young girl and looks after her - she, who can barely take care of herself! How would this ha...
Fallen Over Book Reviews
Fallen Over Book Reviews rated it
5.0 Believe Like a Child!
I received this book via Netgalley to give an honest review.The first thing that got me was the cover. The way it looked I knew it would be heartbreaking, then I read the blurb and knew that this book was not going to go from heartbreaking to happiness. It was going to be tragedy all around.The book...
Northern Plunder
Northern Plunder rated it
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.I honestly do not think I've felt such a range of emotions throughout a book before, it has left me somewhat speechless As I was finishing up reading it I burst into tears, not just because what had ...
honeyw
honeyw rated it
What a crazy ride! I wish I could put into words all the emotions I felt while reading this! I covered my ears several times, not sure how that helps but I do it when things gets crazy! I felt every second of Alessa's struggle. God it was intense and never stopped being anything but. Right to the en...
Ren's Little Corner
Ren's Little Corner rated it
0.0
This book is so.. angsty. Its made me feel raw, and also cry. I stop reading, because too much sadness and violence here. The writing itself is more like the writer tell rather than show. I will put aside this for awhile and pick it up when I have time and ready to face the harsh reality of the worl...
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