If you're in the UK you would of known about ITVs showing of three girls a three-part drama Based on the true stories of the victims of the grooming and sexual abuse case of Rochdale that hit the headlines.
When details emerged a nation was outraged and asked how these sickening events came to pass.
I believe this is the written story of one of the victims at lest I really hope it is, and all proceeding's and money of buying the book goes to her and her baby.
This book had me in tears It makes for a harrowing read and isn't something I would normally read at all. But I felt so much anger after watching the TV drama that I felt I needed to read the book. It didn't help, I felt even more anger and disgust at the police services. And those that were supposed to protect the girls. This isn't for the faint of heart at all and I don't recommend it at all if you over think about book's. My heart truly goes out to the victim's of this book and hope for their sake the monster's Will never get a normal life again.
It's hard to imagine a time before we knew where the Titanic rested. But for more that 70 years it slept in the North Atlantic without a soul knowing it's true location. I was drawn in immediately by the prologue of Thomas Andrews, the designer of the Titanic, and his heroic final moments trying to save as many lives as possible while his precious ship foundered. This book, despite being full of science terms I am unfamiliar with, was well written and compelling. It gripped me. I cried, I got goose bumps, I felt for these people- both the Titanic passengers and the Gyre passengers alike. Wow. I am so pleased with this read. They were pioneers in trying to locate the grave of the Queen of the Ocean.
RIP Thomas Andrews
All I kept hearing about this book was how amazing it was. And man, it did not disappoint. South Africa is no joke. Trevor manages to tell some horrible stories with good humor. He's honest, up front and open about his own criminal past, he tells about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather and he shows an undying love for his family. He's a true testament to the rags to riches story. If you need an eye opening account of a real, poor life, read this book.
I'm not really going to review this. I just wanted to say a few words about what this book represents. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, adult children of an alcoholic syndrome, OCD, depression and who knows what else. I have been suicidal on and off my whole adult life. And for so damn long I was told it was all in my head; just be happy; pray harder; smile more; get over it. I was even told "it's just part of being a woman". But this book here gives me hope and strength. I know I am not alone. I know there are more of us. I know that I'm not the only one that gets overwhelmed when I go to the mall and want to hide in a dressing room until the place closes. I'm not the only person who gets sick at the thought of public gatherings. I wish that more people would become educated about what mental illness is and really understand its not "all in my head". We don't mean to be this way. We can't help it. I want everyone to read this book. Read it and get it. You aren't alone.