Call me Aphrodite

Call me Aphrodite

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by C. Wills
     
 

Aged 13 and alone in London, Aphrodite has lost her memory. She desperately wants to know who she is, but the more she learns, the more she becomes afraid to learn.

Call me Aphrodite is the story of a 13 year old girl, dragged from the river Thames by Leon a young boy who lives with his prostitute sister. She calls herself Aphrodite because she can't even remember

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Aged 13 and alone in London, Aphrodite has lost her memory. She desperately wants to know who she is, but the more she learns, the more she becomes afraid to learn.

Call me Aphrodite is the story of a 13 year old girl, dragged from the river Thames by Leon a young boy who lives with his prostitute sister. She calls herself Aphrodite because she can't even remember her own name. What dark secrets are behind the locked doors inside her head? What is her mind trying to protect her from?

As she struggles to forge a new life for herself, she is forced into the dangerous world of under-aged prostitution by a collection of twisted characters that both terrify and fascinate her. Then one traumatic night a shocking event smashes through the barriers in her mind, and the real horror of what she has gone through in her past is revealed to her. Aphrodite has paid a terrible price to regain her memory. What can she do next?

She can't change her past. Can she change her future?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461119692
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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My bio is;
Soldier - I left school at 16 and joined the British Army. I reached the rank of Corporal travelled a bit and I loved it. Part of my travel was interrailing around Europe on my own a couple of times; brilliant.
I left the Army to go to university, play rugby and study engineering. I had a great time.
Sailor - I joined the Royal Navy as an officer; it's another world. Met the lovely Denise and got married. We had a fantastic time.
Teacher - I left the Royal Navy to become a Physics and Maths teacher. This was fun, but I couldn't do it forever.
Writer - I am currently a technical author for air traffic control so I get paid as a writer, at last. I love the job because I work flexitime and I walk to work, so I am home early every day.

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Call me Aphrodite 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lubiloo More than 1 year ago
This is a great story, I enjoyed it very much. There was a little too much sex and violence in it for me, so 4 stars, although it is not graphic or explicit so it won't offend many of today's readers. I suggest this is not for younger teens though.
Stampedon More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's about a girl who is having a tough time and yet she keeps soldiering on. There is a ring of truth about this story. She has lost her memory because of things that happened to her in her past. She becomes a child prostitute, and at first I thought, these things don't happen, but I looked it up and found they can and they do happen. I won't ruin the ending for readers but the tension rises and falls throughout the book with the inevitability of something bad around every corner. This book has made me think a lot about what kind of society we live in. I'm very glad I've read it because it has opened my eyes. At the end the writer suggests a sequel which I would love to read. This book is complete and at the ending I was well satisfied but I would love to know what happens next. This is exactly the kind of book I would like to see on school reading lists for older teenagers because it covers some difficult social issues and would open up some great discussions. Finally it would make a great film, and so altogether a thought provoking book which is why I give it 5 stars.