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My Sister and I: We Are Survivors [NOOK Book]

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The true life story of two little girls: Deena, age 4 and Starla, age 5, who become the sexual objects of a deranged stepfather and his sons and their friends througout their childhood and their teenage years. The story follows the girls until they are finally able to move away from home and escape the vile attention of the sexual perverts. The story also examines the effects on the two females as they become adults and have to face society. Written in the jargon that the two women used, the reader will find bad ...
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Overview

The true life story of two little girls: Deena, age 4 and Starla, age 5, who become the sexual objects of a deranged stepfather and his sons and their friends througout their childhood and their teenage years. The story follows the girls until they are finally able to move away from home and escape the vile attention of the sexual perverts. The story also examines the effects on the two females as they become adults and have to face society. Written in the jargon that the two women used, the reader will find bad grammer and mispelled words that have not been corrected but are used to convey the exact feeling of the speaker.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012730602
  • Publisher: A-Argus Better Book Publishers LLC
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 712,883
  • File size: 91 KB

Meet the Author

J. Jackson Owensby, veteran of the US Air Force and contributor to the military newspaper, "Stars and Stripes" and the "Virginia Pilot and Leger Star" and the author of "Tricks of an IRS Cheat and Other Scandals You Should Know About Uncle Sam and Your Money" as well as "Deliberate Indifference: A Gay Prisoner's Maltreatment by the US Department of Justice" has turned his investigative talents to the area of childhood sexual abuse and incest as he is approached by his future daughter-in-law with her personal tale of long-term sexual abuse by a evil step-father and his sons and friends.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Can I get a refund?

    Do not purchase this. I can't even bring myself to finish this piece of crap! It's not a true memoir and it's blatantly obvious that this is some pedophile spewing out some fantasy of his. Seriously, what grown, educated adult would refer to a 5 year old as an infant? Some parts were truly disturbing b/c the way in which he writes, you can tell he was probably getting off. I'm disgusted that B&N would offer such crap. This is the result of the age in which anyone can become a writer =\ Seriously, a refund? Can I get one?

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    Ok, not recommended

    I'm sorry for what the ladies when through, but some one else should have written the story. there so many type-o. It was hard to follow the story. I will keep the two of you in my prayers for as long as I live. I can relate, I was also touched by my stepfather as a young girl. Not as young as you, but the age shouldn't matter. I never told, and I am very sure that my mother didn't know. It only happen a few times, but once was to many. I hope and pray that you will stay strong and trust in the Lord, for his ways are not our ways. Only he knows what you will have to go through to make you into the person that he wants you to become.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2011

    Don't recommend

    Poorly written, bad grammar, lots of typos. I have read tons of books - I can't understand why it was published! It's a shame because the storyline had such potenial. It could have been so much more with a better writer. Also, it's only 86 pages long - hardly a novel and totally not worth the price.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Absolutely Fantastic. Completely realistic

    Readers and reviewers. Remember that you are reading a tragic story of the worst crimes that can be commited against humanity. And shame on you. Two brave women choose a member of their family to whom they bare their very souls. Kudos to them. and to the author. Itis possible that he did record the tales and use the precise words, pauses and sounds to create this indictment of mankind. But that is what is needed. Realism. And shame on you critics for focusing on the fact that the autor, as he warned, used precisely the words and sounds these ladies made to let you see their suffering. So you want him to edit the book and make it softer and easer for you to read. Hah! That is not realizm. That is cowardice. That is from someone afraid to face the truth. And that is exactly what this book brings to the table. Read it for yourself if you dare.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    A heart wrenching story - but too poorly written.

    While I understand the author gives us the explanation in the beginning about staying with the girls words, there is still a need to deliver the story in such a way that does not frustrate the readers. It was as if these poor girls were sat in front of a tape recorder and then the writer - LITERALLY typed every sound and stutter made. Their story deserved (deserves) to be told in a way that EVERY reader walks away fully grasping and understanding the gravity and the horrid reality of these young women's lives. Instead some readers will put it down and walk away. Their story had (has) GREAT potential...but the book...Poorly written. Typos every where. Hard to follow in places. If you're patient and have the 5 bucks to spare - read it. If not - don't.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

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    Recommended

    First of all about the typos and bad grammar, Mr. Owensby warns us as readers about this in the beginning of the book. He is writing in Deena and Starla's words and trying not to turn those words around. Second, my heart goes out to Deena and Starla for the monstrous acts that they had to endure and the injustice of having a mother that did not care. You two women will be in my prayers daily, and yes I believe "THEY" will one day get what is coming to them!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    wow!

    this book is amazing, very entertaining!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    recommend

    sad story

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    PEOPLE ARE TOO CRITICAL ON SOME OF THESE SHORT MEMOIR STORYS

    THEY DONT HAVE TO BE WRITTEN PERFECT. THEY ARE WRITTEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CHILD AS THE ABUSE HAPPENED TO THEM IN THIER OWN WORDS. COME ON PEOPLE, THESE KIDS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT THIER STORY OUT THERE. THIS ONE WAS SAD AND DISTURBING. SO WAS POPSICLE TOES. THERE CHILD PREDATORS NEED TO BE STOPPED.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    Highly recommended, most unususal story

    A difficult subject and a heart-rending story. Author is to be commended for conveying the feelings of terror and horror that these two little girls must have felt. Kudos to the author for using the jargon-mispronouncing words and using bad grammer to let us know how the girls related to the molestation.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Like others said about the future father-in-law writing this...

    Like others said about the future father-in-law writing this... YUCK! 
    I wanted to believe this but it's difficult to believe that EVERY SINGLE male
     these girls encountered, abused them some how. I mean EVERY ONE. Could 
    They be THAT unlucky? There were A LOT also. 
    The abortion story was wrong also. Abortions were safely being preformed at that timeAs another Pointed out

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    I wanted to believe this was true. After reading it, I feel viol

    I wanted to believe this was true. After reading it, I feel violated. This is clearly thinly-disguised child pornography. I tried to keep an open mind. When I got to the part where Deena stated that she had an abortion at 14, and that in those days it wasn't the safe clean procedure it is today...I knew the book was BS. Deena said she was born in 1970. At 14, the year would have been 1984. In 1984, abortions were already safe and legal. Are these books screened before being put on the website? The book looks to be self-published. I complained about this to someone and he said, "You get what you pay for." 99 cents--yes, he was absolutely right.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

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    Taste of reality...

    Thank you Deena and Starla for telling your story. I was asked why I would choose to read a book like this. That was easy to answer. It is a subject that I am very passionate about. As mentioned it goes ignored way to often, sad to say most people act as though nothing is going on. Way to easy to not deal with it and to just go about life pretending everything is just fine.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Reading about these baby girls was difficult

    It is hard to believe that this world has such low-life men not to mention the woman who does not deserve the title of "mother". May all the guilty rot in hell.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Worth it!

    What an amazing book! These poor girls. They are stronger than ever! I highly recommend this book everyone should be aware of our society.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2011

    Amazing

    This book was amazing and one of the most touching books i have ever read. I truly thank these two women for putting the TRUTH out there!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    fantastic

    I just finished reading this book, I don't know how these poor girls made it to where they are now but god bless them.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Ugh

    I cant even read this book. It is all about how the author feels about the incidents and how it should handled. I didnt even get into the story because of this crap of the authors opion. Thank god this boom was free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Saddd but powerful

    Its hard to rate a book written by the people who survived what these strong women did so I wont consider me rating as a good or bad book. The only reason I am doing the rating is because i want to do what was asked of me......spread the word. Who am i to judge her life story! All net proceeds go to a foundation to help stop this type of issue.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Sadlist

    This was the most saddest book because these things really do happen to little kids in this world.The girls in this story have faced a terrible childhood and will never probally get over that story in their head.In this book there is some vulgar text,mispelled words,an some bad language.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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