The next heartbreaking book by Toni Maguire. Eight year old Marianne, the eldest of five children, was neglected by her slovenly mother and her violent alcoholic father. Uncared for and unkempt she was rejected at school by her peers and scarcely tolerated by her teachers. Only one person gave her the… More »
The next heartbreaking book by Toni Maguire. Eight year old Marianne, the eldest of five children, was neglected by her slovenly mother and her violent alcoholic father. Uncared for and unkempt she was rejected at school by her peers and scarcely tolerated by her teachers. Only one person gave her the affection she craved; a neighbour who, seeing the vulnerable child, knew she was easy prey for his perverted desires. 'Little Lady' he called her over the few months he groomed her. Less than twelve months later she was caught in a trap of fear - if she talked she would be punished. With no one to turn to she kept 'their secret'. At thirteen she fell pregnant. Still too frightened to speak out she refused to tell the social workers who the father was. Without family support the teenager gave birth to a daughter in the unmarried mother's home. Six weeks later the baby she had already grown to love was taken away for adoption. Marianne returned home, but the neighbour's abuse continued and a year later she was pregnant again. This time her father literally tried to beat the baby out of her but she failed to miscarry.Scared for her life and that of her baby's she ran away from home carrying only a plastic bag stuffed with her few possessions. Marianne who still missed her first child desperately struggled to keep her second daughter. Two months after the birth she realized that for the baby's sake she would have to give her up for adoption. Helpless is Marianne's heartbreaking story.« Less
the true story of a neglected girl betrayed and exploited by the neighbour she trusted
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I found this book amazing and understanding, when i was reading this book i felt extreamly emotional but also touched . i very sad because its based on a ture story. Marianne is a very strong and inspiring woman . while reading this book , i felt like i could feel her pain as it was well explained and detailed enough to picture it like a movie witch that made it more apealing to read.My rating for this book would have to be a 10 out of 10 with out a doubt. i feel like the book has changed me in somany ways that i have to recomend this book to be the best.
okay , so i found this book very good and understanding, when reading this book i felt very emotional but also but very inspired . the sad part about this book is that its based on a true story. Marianne Marsh sounds like a remarkable women , also very strong , inspiring lady. while reading this book , i felt like i could feel her pain as it was well explained and wriiten in very good detail. pictures of the scene would pop into my head and little acting scenes aswell , My rating for this book would definately be a 10 out of 10 with out a doubt in my mind . Im so glad and very pleasured i found this in my library and im glad i read it .
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