When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved.
"Beautifully written, hauntingly real, Spilled Milk is a must read for any young adult today." - F.P Lione, Author
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About the Author
She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a certified expert in the field of domestic violence. She has since written numerous local publications that brought awareness to domestic violence and child abuse. K.L. Randis engages audiences on a local and national level to raise awareness about child abuse, serving as a frequent commentator to media outlets. She has developed local high school presentations on teen dating violence, was named Community Woman of Distinction by East Stroudsburg University, and was invited to the Pentagon to speak to the department of defense about child abuse.
Spilled Milk is her first novel, which grabbed the #1 bestsellers spot in the genre of Child Abuse on Amazon for eight consecutive months only 24 hours after its debut. She resides in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with her family.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very inspiring story! I am amazed by the strength and courage by Brooke! I highly recommend this book. Could not put it down. This exceeded my expectations. I knew I would like the book by the Book Description, I just didn't know that I would like it as much as I did. I am soooo glad I bought and read the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has been abused, has a relative(s) who have been or anyone else you may know or think you know has been. If you don't, I highly recommend that you read it anyway. It was well written and to me very enlightening. The story is insiprational for those children who are afraid to speak up when a family member is sexually abusing you. It had a wonderful outcome because she became an advocate for helping the cause of child abuse and had a productive life. A role model for a person in this kind of situation. Highly recommend the read.
Sexual assault and domestic violence happen often and there are a lot of individuals who remain silent every year. Questions go unanswered mostly out of fear, but there are advocates making headway in this day and age about these types of abuse. Where would I end up if I told someone? Who can I go to if I need help? What do I say? Is it wrong or is this how families/friends are really supposed to treat each other? I don’t want him/her to get into trouble. All of these questions and thoughts are normal, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t place a tremendous burden on those who face these questions and thoughts on a daily basis. It doesn’t make it right and it doesn’t make it their fault that it is happening to them. Randis has an emotional and inspiring story based on true events regarding a family’s struggle of sexual assault and domestic violence. Told from the oldest daughter’s perspective, the story is not for the faint of heart. It does delve into concepts and issues that are difficult to grasp, but very important to understand with the culture that we live in today. As a teenager, Brooke is waging an internal war within herself. She has endured so much as a child from her own family. Physical, sexual and mental abuse are all that she has ever known. After a boy asks her to be his girlfriend, she is invited to his house for dinners and movie dates. This is where she begins to see that not every family is like hers. In fact, she feels more comfortable in his home than her own. A spilled glass of milk would have been reason to get a severe beating at her house, but her boyfriend’s little brother doesn’t even really get a reprimand. Things are different, but it really begins to set in when her father begins to realize that Brooke is starting to get noticed by other boys. Things are changing, situations are becoming more complicated, more severe. When Brooke’s siblings begin getting the beatings, she truly believes that she must endure the violence so that they won’t have to. In order to protect her siblings, she must keep his secrets. For fear of being sent to orphanages. For fear of being split up and sent to different foster homes. She keeps her head high and focuses on her studies to get through the violence. What happens when she breaks though? What happens when it becomes too much? Spilled Milk is a magnetic story, one filled with credibility based on true events. Randis tells a story that depicts what children have already gone through or may go through if they are in a relationship that harbors sexual abuse or domestic violence. Statistics state that you are more likely to be victimized by someone you know and trust, rather than a stranger. It is completely true. If you trust someone, like a child trusts their family–that abuse becomes much more difficult to understand and/or work through because what was interpreted as trust has now been used for the perpetrator’s advantage or personal gain. These topics are not easy to read about, nor are they meant to be; however, it does need to be addressed in the culture that we live in today. So many things are now socially acceptable today then they were ten or twenty years ago, leaving children and teenagers more confused between what is right and wrong. Read more at turninganotherpage.com.
This incredible story of survival - and then thrival - motivates readers to shout out when we see child abuse. Remember that what we see outside the home is just a smattering of what goes on behind closed doors.