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BELIEVE LIKE A CHILD BY PAIGE DEARTH wow what a book

on March 13, 2015

"This very good"

#letter sector day my B book

BELIEVE LIKE A CHILD BY PAIGE DEARTH
THE BLURB
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.

WHAT I SAY
What a sad tragic story but it a compelling read . I will say it very brutal with some very graphic scenes . I really did enjoy this book it was very heart breaking to read
I just wanted a happy ending but did i get that you will have to read to find out

I couldn’t put it down i was hooked it will made you feel lots of emotions from anger to sadness but then it will make you smile too
I found the book very sad it made me thing there are children out that go through this in there life’s it so wrong

Alessa what a girl she just picked her self up after every thing that happened to her it so hard hitting
Uncle Danny i hate him from the age of seven Alessa had to deal with sexual. Verbal, mental and physical abuse
Why did her mum just overlooked it all
The book tells you how Alessa was feeling we get to hear all her emotions and her devastation at the loss of her friend Rhonda i liked that zoe help her to get away
When Alessa get away .The trouble from men were not far behind her . She did make some good friends but then so bad ones to like Harlan he was a very bad man he was so wrong what he was getting Alessa to do but she could not see this to start with but then she did
She packs up her things again and moves on

she now makes new friends and i felt she was turning her life around thing start to look up she now in a position to help others you be rooting for her she life seem to be on the right track for once
Things are going well i wanted her to be happy has she turn here life around you got to read to see
I just want her to be happy it a great book but very sad it heartbreaking to think any child has to go through it i just wanted to scream at the characters i wanted to help her
The book shows you a very young girls bravery and courage it shows you what street life could be like
I like you to read it so beautiful written what a debut novel you feel paige passion in the book after reading about the author you see why this book is such a heartful read may so of paige life to told in the story
5 stars
just brilliant i loved it
Thank you netgalley for letting me read and review

ABOUT AUTHOR
Born and raised in Plymouth Meeting, a small town west of Philadelphia, Paige Dearth was a victim of child rape and spent her early years yearning for a better life. To escape the unwanted attentions of her molester, a pedophile uncle who lived with the family, she married at the age of nineteen and moved with her new husband to Chula Vista, California. After two years of marriage during which she struggled to make ends meet, she became pregnant, only to discover that her husband was a heroin addict. Paige waited for the birth of her daughter and when the baby was just eight months old, moved back to Pennsylvania. With no formal education or money to fall back on, she courageously set out to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and make it whole once more.

Living through the fear and isolation of her youth, Paige developed the ability to create stories that would help her cope and finally put them to use by embarking on a series of novels. Believe Like A Child, the author’s debut offering, is the darkest version of who she could have become, had fate not intervened in the nick of time. It presents a fine balance between what lives on in her imagination and the evil that lurks in the real world.

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