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review 2018-05-17 22:09
Tears of the Silenced
Tears of the Silenced: A true crime and an American tragedy; severe child abuse and leaving the Amish - Misty Elaine Griffin

Okay, I am giving this 2 stars because I can't decide if it's true or not and I don't want to be made a fool. Several people have said Misty gives contradictory stories about happened in her life. And a couple of people who are former Amish have said that her description of Amish ways are not accurate, right down to how deacons are put into place. There is also the fact that this book is just so much bad, one event after another; while that isn't, in itself, unrealistic, it's coupled with wildly miraculous events, and that is where it gets hard to really believe. Everyone outside of the Amish is always telling Misty how amazing she is and how smart she is etc. She passes her GED on her first attempt even though she only has a 2nd grade education and never even saw algebra until a couple of months before the test. I don't know.

 

Then there's the sheer volume of grammatical errors, spelling errors and missing punctuation in this book. There could not have been an editor. The speech was stilted, the conversations were terribly unrealistic and nobody is that dang CHEERFUL. Especially given how bad her life has been. She keeps saying how optimistic she is, while having panic attacks and crying in corners. She clearly defines cheerful differently than I do. Oh, and this book was ridiculously long. Like, mind-numbingly long.

 

I suppose we won't ever know if she's telling the truth since Amish folks probably don't even know this book exists. But I am heavily skeptical. 

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text 2018-05-17 20:45
Reading progress update: I've read 93%.
Tears of the Silenced: A true crime and an American tragedy; severe child abuse and leaving the Amish - Misty Elaine Griffin

My eyes were snapping with frustration. 

 

What does that even mean?

 

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text 2018-05-17 01:08
Reading progress update: I've read 69%.
Tears of the Silenced: A true crime and an American tragedy; severe child abuse and leaving the Amish - Misty Elaine Griffin

This book needs heavy editing. It's full of missing punctuation and grammatical errors. Whatever star rating I give it will be minus a star for that. It's a fascinating, if not long-winded, story, but I don't think she had anyone look over this before she hit the publish button.

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text 2018-05-16 19:49
Reading progress update: I've read 52%.
Tears of the Silenced: A true crime and an American tragedy; severe child abuse and leaving the Amish - Misty Elaine Griffin

"...I do not understand why we must constantly reprimand you, and why you cannot simply obey the rules and live quietly like the other girls."

 

Because they are all being molested and she's fucking tired of it?

 

"You do realize that if you were to practice any other religion, you would go to hell...that all these questions you have are from the devil, right?"

 

She simply asked why they are forced to dress a certain way when nowhere in the Bible does it dictate it, but their church says it does. And, no, that isn't how it works. Questions aren't from the devil. Questioning things are good and encourage free thought. Just following whatever you're taught because that's the way things have always been is mentally and intellectually stifling. Nothing would ever advance.

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text 2018-05-16 12:59
Reading progress update: I've read 48%.
Tears of the Silenced: A true crime and an American tragedy; severe child abuse and leaving the Amish - Misty Elaine Griffin

I started this book in late 2016, and while I enjoyed it, it was just so full of bad that I had to put it down for my own sanity. Then my husband found the author on Reddit by accident. She did an AMA and he told me "Hey, this lady says she wrote a book..." and he began to describe this very book. I sort of laughed that he managed to stumble across something I had actually been reading and he knew it was a book I would enjoy. So I'm going to finish it. I want to know how she gets out of this horror.

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