Paige Dearth [Pdf ebook] Believe Like a Child

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Counters people who hurt her About to hit rock bottom Alessa breaks free from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused womenWherever she goes however trouble keeps seeking her out until she meets three people who change the course of her life Though Alessa's bittersweet journey is fraught with challenges she do. When I agreed to review Believe Like a Chile by Paige Dearth I knew I was in for a bit of a tough story Just the synopsis of the book which is in some ways like Ms Dearth s own background as she explained in her email was bracing and eye opening The subject of child abuse and pedophilia are very tough subjects but it was Dearth s candor in talking about these subjects in her email that definitely caught my attention I decided then and there that this story needed a wider audience as its message is very important So albeit in a small way I decided to review this book and promote it as best I could here on the blog So here it isDearth begins her book with a young girl named Alessa Alessa s home life leaves a lot to be desired with a mother that constantly berates her over her appearance she is paler and lankier than her siblings and her demeanor Although she does nothing to deserve it Alessa is beaten by her mother with a wooden spoon This changes however when her Uncle Danny moves in with the family Although her earlier memories of the man are pleasant and fun Uncle Danny becomes a very different person when he begins to live with Alessa At night he begins to psychologically manipulate and rape her which continues for years unchecked Once Alessa gathered the courage to tell her mother but she was met with a barrage of insults and comments that she was a liar Eventually Alessa befriends a schoolmate and is able to escape Uncle Danny often only to end up in a situation where she must leave her home due to something that occurs with this schoolmate I won t give too much away She flees to North Philadelphia with a train ticket and 2000 in cash and is able to secure a dingy apartment and a job at a discount store She soon befriends a woman named Tasha who eventually introduces her to her brother Harlin Harlin is a drug dealer and is known for his violence and protection he provides to those he deems worthy in North Philadelphia Although she is initially scared of Harlin Alessa eventually begins to befriend him and even thinks she may like him This all changes however when things again spiral out of control for Alessa and she is forced to flee again to save her own life What will become of her Will she ever be able to escape her demonsSo with that short synopsis you can see why this book is definitely an intense read What struck me most about Dearth s writing style is that she pulled no punches nor elaborated on any detail too profusely It read like a detached third person narrative explaining the facts and nothing in the worst sections of Alessa s life then providing a short section on how Alessa felt and how hopeless she felt after the repeated abuses It was definitely interesting as it was in no way influencing the reader to feel a particular way or encouraging himher to feel bad for Alessa Obviously I felt extremely bad for her and in a way I think the bracing format that described everything exactly as it happened is a good way to go about telling these kinds of stories We re often confronted with tales of sexual assault eg Sandusky trial yet often we talk about it in abstract ways never actually describing the horrors the abused must endure By specifically stating what happens Dearth is plainly laying out the facts and forcing us to deal with the gravity of the situation I applaud her for doing this as it will start a dialogue that hopefully will end with better protection of young people from pedophiles and ensure that these crimes never happen again Until we really face this problem head on instead of pretending it isn t happening eg Catholic Church scandals Boy Scouts we can t adeuately treat it I m glad that Dearth was able to write this as I believe it probably helped her heal as much as it helped me realize that these crimes aren t something we can ignore So if you aren t moved enough to already do so pick up a copy of this book and read it The help that Alessa eventually receives is enough to restore your faith in humanityTodd Reflections of a Book AddictOriginally Posted The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox until she meets three people who change the course of her life Though Alessa's bittersweet journey is fraught with challenges she do. When I agreed to review Believe Like a Chile by Paige Dearth I knew I was in for a bit of a tough story Just the synopsis of the book which is in some ways like Ms Dearth s own background as she explained in her email was bracing and eye opening The subject of child abuse and pedophilia are very tough subjects but it was Dearth s candor in talking about these subjects in her email that definitely caught my attention I decided then and there that this story needed a wider audience as its message is very important So albeit in a small way I decided to review this book and promote it as best I could here on the blog So here it isDearth begins her book with a young girl named Alessa Alessa s home life leaves a lot to be desired with a mother that constantly berates her over her appearance she is paler and lankier than her siblings and her demeanor Although she does nothing to deserve it Alessa is beaten by her mother with a wooden spoon This changes however when her Uncle Danny moves in with the family Although her earlier memories of the man are pleasant and fun Uncle Danny becomes a very different person when he begins to live with Alessa At night he begins to psychologically manipulate and rape her which continues for years The Illusionists unchecked Once Alessa gathered the courage to tell her mother but she was met with a barrage of insults and comments that she was a liar Eventually Alessa befriends a schoolmate and is able to escape Uncle Danny often only to end Planet of the Bugs up in a situation where she must leave her home due to something that occurs with this schoolmate I won t give too much away She flees to North Philadelphia with a train ticket and 2000 in cash and is able to secure a dingy apartment and a job at a discount store She soon befriends a woman named Tasha who eventually introduces her to her brother Harlin Harlin is a drug dealer and is known for his violence and protection he provides to those he deems worthy in North Philadelphia Although she is initially scared of Harlin Alessa eventually begins to befriend him and even thinks she may like him This all changes however when things again spiral out of control for Alessa and she is forced to flee again to save her own life What will become of her Will she ever be able to escape her demonsSo with that short synopsis you can see why this book is definitely an intense read What struck me most about Dearth s writing style is that she pulled no punches nor elaborated on any detail too profusely It read like a detached third person narrative explaining the facts and nothing in the worst sections of Alessa s life then providing a short section on how Alessa felt and how hopeless she felt after the repeated abuses It was definitely interesting as it was in no way influencing the reader to feel a particular way or encouraging himher to feel bad for Alessa Obviously I felt extremely bad for her and in a way I think the bracing format that described everything exactly as it happened is a good way to go about telling these kinds of stories We re often confronted with tales of sexual assault eg Sandusky trial yet often we talk about it in abstract ways never actually describing the horrors the abused must endure By specifically stating what happens Dearth is plainly laying out the facts and forcing Fishes of the Open Ocean us to deal with the gravity of the situation I applaud her for doing this as it will start a dialogue that hopefully will end with better protection of young people from pedophiles and ensure that these crimes never happen again Until we really face this problem head on instead of pretending it isn t happening eg Catholic Church scandals Boy Scouts we can t adeuately treat it I m glad that Dearth was able to write this as I believe it probably helped her heal as much as it helped me realize that these crimes aren t something we can ignore So if you aren t moved enough to already do so pick Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up a copy of this book and read it The help that Alessa eventually receives is enough to restore your faith in humanityTodd Reflections of a Book AddictOriginally Posted

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Home isn't safe for young Alessa because her uncle lives thereunfortunately neither are the streetsAlessa's uncle is a child predator and she's one of his victimsAt sixteen after the death of her only friend Alessa finds herself isolated at home with her uncle Unable to live there she runs awayAlone on the streets of North Philadelphia she en. A GR friend Jade Violet has brought this book on view and I was instantly attracted to it by it s cover I had to know what s in the book Jade has given me a little preview of the background of this author honestly I don t know much about the authors besides their full name It s a bad habit I know I m rectifying Thank you Jade for thisThe subject of this book is delicate a matter of cruelty that is a chameleon among people Few encourage it and few are indifferent The victims can t express their emotions and their sanity is beyond any turmoil we people feel This book describes different torture a torture to body and soul You may be intimidated I ve read a lot of reviews after reading this book I ended up in a situation where I ve a lot to say and nothing to write A reviewer with a two star rating had an honest thought of this book She figured out a lot of obvious actions from the book which most of the reviewers never mentioned I didn t too But she was a little hard on the authors story Paige has shared a part of her life that is so heartbreaking Alessa was a victim to pedophile kidnapping and prostitution She has been a mere age of seven when her world turned dark realising that there are no monsters under her bed but on her bed The story starts right at the first page of abuse on Alessa Alessa is the youngest among 4 siblings She is mostly ignored She is shy and uiet Her father has a disability from war and her mother won t work claiming she needed to stay home with the kids As the story proceeds we know how selfish and cruel she is Having financial problems enters Uncle Danny who came to rescue them Alessa couldn t compare the cruelties she faced then and now The first time Alessa s uncle raped her she felt isolated and helpless The abuse became freuent thereafter It did occur to the child that she should tell her mother about her uncle s behavior but Danny enjoyed a certain standing both in her family and in the neighborhood where they lived and she was not confident about being taken seriously By abusing her he had stripped her of all confidence and she felt entirely defenseless unable to resist his assaults and at times she felt like it was her who had caused the abuseAlone and helpless she bears all kinds of horrible situations forced on her My heart felt burdened when she calls herself a slut without wholly knowing it s meaning This little soul is neglected by her parents and partly by her siblings Knowing this book is partly real I was emotional and struggling to complete it I actually missed the numbers of abuses done on her The author went with detail that is so beyond imaginary After managing to run away from her house hell she tackles lots of challenges finding little joys here and there Among this was three people Remo Lucy and Ebby a man who loved her truly she mothered a girl who wasn t her daughter and found a friend once again Alessa went to therapy sessions to college and most of all she was away from horridness and was independent But when everything seemed fine the past visits trying to destroy her perfect world The title of the book is strongly named Trusting ownself with the innocence of a child There are monsters among us with abominal actions and thoughts Anyone can fall prey to this child or adult Alessa had a tragic ending The book has mistakes here and there background description was vivid and there was no time period I can overlook this because dispite this the author has managed to pull me deep in this story has done a fine work in showing me a victims perspectiveThis book has many triggers The author is very raw in specifying the abuses It can be horrifying and depressing There are rapes of all stages child abuse molestation and prostitution We uncle lives thereunfortunately neither are the streetsAlessa's The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, uncle is a child predator and she's one of his victimsAt sixteen after the death of her only friend Alessa finds herself isolated at home with her The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, uncle Unable to live there she runs awayAlone on the streets of North Philadelphia she en. A GR friend Jade Violet has brought this book on view and I was instantly attracted to it by it s cover I had to know what s in the book Jade has given me a little preview of the background of this author honestly I don t know much about the authors besides their full name It s a bad habit I know I m rectifying Thank you Jade for thisThe subject of this book is delicate a matter of cruelty that is a chameleon among people Few encourage it and few are indifferent The victims can t express their emotions and their sanity is beyond any turmoil we people feel This book describes different torture a torture to body and soul You may be intimidated I ve read a lot of reviews after reading this book I ended The Asset (Wounded Warrior up in a situation where I ve a lot to say and nothing to write A reviewer with a two star rating had an honest thought of this book She figured out a lot of obvious actions from the book which most of the reviewers never mentioned I didn t too But she was a little hard on the authors story Paige has shared a part of her life that is so heartbreaking Alessa was a victim to pedophile kidnapping and prostitution She has been a mere age of seven when her world turned dark realising that there are no monsters Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, under her bed but on her bed The story starts right at the first page of abuse on Alessa Alessa is the youngest among 4 siblings She is mostly ignored She is shy and Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible uiet Her father has a disability from war and her mother won t work claiming she needed to stay home with the kids As the story proceeds we know how selfish and cruel she is Having financial problems enters Uncle Danny who came to rescue them Alessa couldn t compare the cruelties she faced then and now The first time Alessa s The Ruminator uncle raped her she felt isolated and helpless The abuse became freuent thereafter It did occur to the child that she should tell her mother about her Infamous uncle s behavior but Danny enjoyed a certain standing both in her family and in the neighborhood where they lived and she was not confident about being taken seriously By abusing her he had stripped her of all confidence and she felt entirely defenseless Comfort of a Man unable to resist his assaults and at times she felt like it was her who had caused the abuseAlone and helpless she bears all kinds of horrible situations forced on her My heart felt burdened when she calls herself a slut without wholly knowing it s meaning This little soul is neglected by her parents and partly by her siblings Knowing this book is partly real I was emotional and struggling to complete it I actually missed the numbers of abuses done on her The author went with detail that is so beyond imaginary After managing to run away from her house hell she tackles lots of challenges finding little joys here and there Among this was three people Remo Lucy and Ebby a man who loved her truly she mothered a girl who wasn t her daughter and found a friend once again Alessa went to therapy sessions to college and most of all she was away from horridness and was independent But when everything seemed fine the past visits trying to destroy her perfect world The title of the book is strongly named Trusting ownself with the innocence of a child There are monsters among A Cowboy Christmas us with abominal actions and thoughts Anyone can fall prey to this child or adult Alessa had a tragic ending The book has mistakes here and there background description was vivid and there was no time period I can overlook this because dispite this the author has managed to pull me deep in this story has done a fine work in showing me a victims perspectiveThis book has many triggers The author is very raw in specifying the abuses It can be horrifying and depressing There are rapes of all stages child abuse molestation and prostitution

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Es nevertheless find fleeting moments of joy Then as she settles down a ghost from the past comes to haunt her 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 escapeWARNING 18 Readers Only Graphic content and subject matter This is a standalone nove. This is a completely unsolicited review independent of any obligation real or imagined by anyone Let me say first that I am an editor and as such I read a lot Now I will set aside my day job and talk about this story It drew me in from the beginning with a story so honest so terrible that you knew the author had been there done that The story is an impressive tale that covers a topic most people shy from Most people would never even in fiction be as honest in what really happens in life I sincerely wish there was a higher rating than five stars for I believe Paige Dearth to be one of the very few authors I know of that I would give a higher rating to WARNING there is graphic honesty about the sex trade and the sexual abuse of children For me this very honesty made the story better It showed the horror children live through and what is possible to over comeStepping back into my job as an editor yes there are a few small boo boos in the story I would be less than honest if I didn t mention them However whomever did edit this did a good job None of the tiny mistakes will detract from the story nor would fixing them have enhanced the story I will be reading of the work by this author Count on it May I also say that as Ms Dearth herself was a victim of childhood abuse she gives the look from the inside in a way no other could Well done Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide until she makes her final bid for escapeWARNING 18 Readers Only Graphic content and subject matter This is a standalone nove. This is a completely The White Nights of Ramadan unsolicited review independent of any obligation real or imagined by anyone Let me say first that I am an editor and as such I read a lot Now I will set aside my day job and talk about this story It drew me in from the beginning with a story so honest so terrible that you knew the author had been there done that The story is an impressive tale that covers a topic most people shy from Most people would never even in fiction be as honest in what really happens in life I sincerely wish there was a higher rating than five stars for I believe Paige Dearth to be one of the very few authors I know of that I would give a higher rating to WARNING there is graphic honesty about the sex trade and the sexual abuse of children For me this very honesty made the story better It showed the horror children live through and what is possible to over comeStepping back into my job as an editor yes there are a few small boo boos in the story I would be less than honest if I didn t mention them However whomever did edit this did a good job None of the tiny mistakes will detract from the story nor would fixing them have enhanced the story I will be reading of the work by this author Count on it May I also say that as Ms Dearth herself was a victim of childhood abuse she gives the look from the inside in a way no other could Well done


10 thoughts on “Believe Like a Child

  1. says:

    I had this friend growing up who used to talk in sayings“All I know is that I know nothing”“The unexamined life is not worth living”“Imagination is important than knowledge”“A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones that need the advice”At the time I thought it was ridiculous His way of showing off or making himself seem much worldly than he actually wasIt wasn’t until today that I realized sometime

  2. says:

    This book was of a very intense subject matter and really deserved some better dialogue and overall better writing I thought particularly toward the end of the book that the characters said some of the silliest things and I really didn't need the author to be walking me through the obvious explanations or thought processes the characters were having I also thought this was a little unbelievable I found it getting overly predict

  3. says:

    A GR friend Jade Violet has brought this book on view and I was instantly attracted to it by it's cover I had to know what's in the book Jade has given me a little preview of the background of this author honestly I don't know much about the authors besides their full name It's a bad habit I know I'm rectifying Thank you Jade for thisThe subject of this book is delicate a matter of cruelty that is a chameleon among people Few enc

  4. says:

    Believe Like a Child is the story of Alessa a young girl who has been sexually physically and emotionally abused her whole life The story starts out right in the first paragraph when Alessa was 7 years old and is being raped by her uncle We get to watch her over the next few years as she grows up so we understand

  5. says:

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First ReadsThough I applaud the effort no part of me enjoyed this read I fought hard not to DNF it and the only reason I didn’t was because it was a giveaway and I figured the least I could do was finish and review it My track record with giveaway books so far is one DNF and it is something I swore to myself I wouldn’t do againThis book is about a sexually abused chi

  6. says:

    When I agreed to review Believe Like a Chile by Paige Dearth I knew I was in for a bit of a tough story Just the synopsis of the book which is in some ways like Ms Dearth's own background as she explained in her email was bracing and

  7. says:

    This is a completely unsolicited review independent of any obligation real or imagined by anyone Let me say first that I am an editor and as such I read a lot Now I will set aside my day job and talk about this story It drew me in fr

  8. says:

    I received a free e copy of Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth from Goodreads for my honest review First off I should warn you that this book will not be for everyone This book is sad and very hard to read much less stoma

  9. says:

    This is one book I know I won't forget If that sounds like a negative premise then let me just tell you this this is the kind of story that'll stick with you and change how you might look at things from then onPaige got in touch with me and offered me to review her book and after her touching e mail there was no way I could say no to a sto

  10. says:

    As compelling and important as the topic of this book was I had to force myself to finish it What I disliked intensely about this book was the almost childish way of writing In my opinion had this book been written better it would have been an extremely strong work The topic is something that needs to be spoken about and kudos to

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