Told through the eyes of a young child...
My Five Sisters is a psychological thriller written by a sibling who was tortured mentally and physically from the age of six until she was thirteen by her older sister who had five distinct personalities.
How long can a child be tortured mentally and physically by a sibling and still not suffer permanent psychological damage? Patra will tell you an entire childhood. By the age of six, Patra realized there was something drastically wrong with her sister, Angela. Angela, not knowingly, could switch from one personality to another in a matter of seconds. Not only was there a mental change, but there was also a physical change.
Each of the five personalities had their own voice and facial expressions. They dressed differently and reacted to Patra differently. Two of them loved her, Kind and Hero, two of them tolerated her, Normal and Sad, and one of them hated her and wanted her dead, Angry.
Through the tumultuous journey throughout Patra's childhood there is an intriguing story of love, laughter, sorrow, and pain. It shows the great strength one can maintain throughout a young life seemingly without any hope. You will find Patra's determination to live is remarkable and her faith in her ability to survive is quite astounding.
This is a psychological thriller focused on a child's struggle to survive her sister's mental illness. Follow as Patra navigates among her sister's five distinct personalities--some of which mean her harm.
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About the Author
Pam Franklin spent a lifetime trying to escape her past. Pam was born and raised in and around Jackson, Mississippi where she spent most of her life. At sixty-five years old, she decided to embrace her early childhood and write it down in a journal. The process was so cleansing she wanted to share her story with other people who had lived through the same type of abuse she had endured at the hand of her mentally unstable older sister. As a successful businesswoman for the past forty years, Pam feels her ability to overcome such a challenging childhood made her into the strong and versatile person she is today. When not working or writing, she spends time in Charleston, South Carolina with her daughter, Whitney, and her grandsons, Teague and Crews. She now resides in Celebration, FL with her husband of twenty-five years, Bobby. For more information, please consult: www.pamfranklin-author.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was given this book to read and I have to say it was hard to put down. The book kept me on the edge of my seat thinking about the little girl suffering daily! Great read! Interesting insight into the world of multiple personalities.
An incredible book!! Hearing the interview of the author encouraged me to purchase this book. The book is fiction; but it is based on the horror that the author had to live through. The interview that I heard was only the tip of the iceberg. This book gives more insight as to what she had to live through. How she made it through is just incredible. A very well written story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite My Five Sisters by Pam Franklin is one of the most riveting reads I’ve ever had. Categorized by the author as a “psychological thriller” based on a true story about multiple personalities, Pam Franklin had me tightly gripping My Five Sisters from the moment I read the chilling opening lines. From that point on, I was turning pages as fast as I could go as I read about a little girl, Patra, being terrorized by her sibling, Angela, until Patra was finally old enough to stand up for herself and Angela…well…I’m not going to spoil the ending for you by telling you now what happened to her. But why is the book titled My Five Sisters? Because the tragic Angela has inwardly split into 5 personalities. Patra relates to each of them through their adjectival names: Angry, Sad, Normal, Kind and Hero. Unfortunately, it’s the dominant personalities of Angry and Sad that make Patra’s life miserable. Patra lives in constant fear of being killed by Angry or watching Normal die at the hands of Sad who is forever cutting herself. What has brought the normal Angela to this sorry state of existence? Sexual abuse at the hands of her father. And where and when do Hero and Kind come in? When Angry and Sad sacrifice themselves to prevent the same sexual abuse from happening to the beautiful little Patra. Oh, what a story! However, is it realistic? Well, those familiar with the Three Faces of Eve or who are themselves victims of incest (as I was), or those who work in mental health will tell you it’s all too believable. And then there’s Pam Franklin’s own comments, both on her website and in the book: “Pam Franklin spent a lifetime trying to escape her past”…a past that included “abuse she had endured at the hand of her mentally unstable older sister.” One of the interesting asides to this book is the author herself: Pam Franklin grew up to have a successful career in the film industry, and at the end of the book has included many photos taken with celebrities like John Candy, Jeff Bridges, Tom Selleck, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez…just to name a few. Is there the possibility of a “happy ending” for little Patra? If little Patra is Pam Franklin, as I suspect, and given the happy ending that many of us with traumatic childhoods achieve, yes, it is entirely possible to survive and thrive, something I think Pam Franklin wanted to show in writing My Five Sisters. Is there a future movie in My Five Sisters? Given Pam Franklin’s connections, that wouldn’t surprise me at all. Will it be as riveting as the book? Good question. In case there isn’t a movie planned, read the book.