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  • Believe Like a Child
  • Paige Dearth
  • English
  • 07 March 2018
  • 9781461105671

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 ridiculou

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    This book was of a very intense subject matter and really deserved some better dialogue and overall better writing I thoug

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    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 peop

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    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 her background and where she's coming from so that later in the story we can maybe empathize and understand some of the

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    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

  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 boo

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    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

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    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 stomach I did read the entire book as I felt like I was so far in I needed to know how thing turned out There is so

  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 story that needed to be told Some people write for fun for money for joy;

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    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

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Believe Like a Child

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

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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. 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 predictable that something new and terrible would be happen to the main character How fortunate for her that she only walked away with a potty mouth and no lingering trauma STDs poor self image amazing how easily she recovered with no therapy or scars for that matter And she got to keep a child that wasn t legally hers met a fantastic guy who didn t care she d slept with over 200 other men and got to go to college and buy a homeless shelter This book just got and ridiculous the further I read I gave it two stars because I did actually wind up finishing it since I wanted to know the outcome There are much better books out there with similar subject matters that follow the triumphs of people who have been dealt a terrible card in life Would not recommend this one

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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. 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 stomach I did read the entire book as I felt like I was so far in I needed to know how thing turned out There is so much emotion written in this book The pain deep in your heart and soul you will feel for Alessa and Lucy will have you so choked up at time you will need to put the book down and just concentrate on your breathing This book deals with Child rape kidnapping prostitution torture and drugs It is a book that I don t regret reading as I think these subjects are so often ignored I myself lived a childhood of abuse and there are signs that people need to pay attention too If anything it might raise awareness for these horrible crimes More needs to be done to help innocent children from these kind of things and stronger punishments need to be upheld