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The Girl Nobody Wants
     

The Girl Nobody Wants

4.5 12
by Lily O'Brien
 

"It's my 40th birthday today and I'm trying to smile, but as I look in the mirror all I can see is an empty shell, someone waiting to die... You could never tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me, as I dress clean and I keep myself tidy, and I have a smile on my face that hides my emotions and over the years I've become an expert at hiding

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"It's my 40th birthday today and I'm trying to smile, but as I look in the mirror all I can see is an empty shell, someone waiting to die... You could never tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me, as I dress clean and I keep myself tidy, and I have a smile on my face that hides my emotions and over the years I've become an expert at hiding behind it" This is the shocking true story of an innocent girl abused by the very people who said they would take good care of her. Lilly's family began the path to her destruction - they used and abused her - but they never ever wanted or loved her. The little girl was sexually physically and emotionally abused by many people around her who were able to hide behind the security of Ireland's Catholic Church-run institutions. She also suffered at the hands of other people around them who they called their friends. You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lilly was never given that chance - her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die." A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032900191
Publisher:
Lily O'Brien
Publication date:
11/04/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,487
File size:
260 KB

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The Girl Nobody Wants 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a hard book to read because it is difficult to believe that people can mistreat another person this way, especially a child. The saddest part of all is that the author/victim has given up on her life. Although my heart boes out to her for the horrific abuse she has suffered, she has 3 beautiful children now and a partner that obviously adores her and continues to be there for her. Miss O'Brien, that is more than a lot of us that suffered at the hands of abusers have. We have no choice in what we get from life as a child, but as an adult, we have the choice not to let our past control our future. I hope you have the strenght to make the right choice. I did, and I thank God for all blessings. Good luck!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Er disturbing but good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so sad, so sorry baby Angle
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cryed and know it is sogie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who would do this and y i jusst understand people anymore what happened to all the kind loving people. I gess they just aren't around anymore. I mean our world shouldd be better then this, I know that there are people out there that have problems and cant help it but the other people who cn should stop and drinking or smoking when ur pregnant should stop too! I can't belive it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book today, I purchased it 4 days ago. It was so heartwrenching, I actually cried through many parts of the book. Its a shame that the very ones who are supposed to protect are the ones who end up shattering the innocence and childhoods of children who just want to be loved and wanted!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me cry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not read much in school, but now I am reading. I love to rread books like this.p