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My Hero is My Monster

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Ava is only four when her life is destroyed by a "Hero" who turned into the monster in her bed every night." Each night she cries to her mother, pleading for her to stay, only for her mother to turn a blind eye.

"Ten years of abuse culminate in Ava's attempted suicide as her father is lead away in handcuffs."
Paperback, 15 pages
Published June 10th 2012 by June Spears
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Dec 20, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
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First thing first, I'd like to thank the author for the free copy - in exchange of a review for Making Connections

Okay... so to my review now. I have to admit it's kind of hard to review this book. Actually, not just "kind of" but VERY hard. As it was hard and painful and made me angry to read this story. It was a tough story, and the sad thing is, it's a true story. It's been real.

It was a tough read, and I'm grateful that it was a very short story, because I didn't know how much more of it I
Aug 25, 2012 Majanka rated it really liked it
My Hero is My Monster is a short story of about eleven pages long, so naturally, this review will be short as well. This book is a true account of the downward spiral of events that make a young girl’s life go from hell to worse. One night, when she’s only four years old, her father, the man who was supposed to be her hero, who was supposed to love her and look after her and keep her safe from all the evil in the world, does the unthinkable. He takes away her innocence, her trust and everything ...more
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Dec 09, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mallory Heart Reviews by: Making Connections
Review of My Hero is My Monster by June Spears
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A terribly sad story and one which will make the reader furious, not at the narrator, but at both her parents (and secondarily, at other authority figures such as teachers, who failed to identify the signs, before she was removed from public schooling), “My Hero is My Monster” is related by a woman whose seemingly unending torture at the hands of her father began at age four. Not only did her mother live
Really sad. Pretty graphic.
Jul 20, 2012 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Sad but true. I am so glad that this was a short story. Not sure how much more I could stand to read.
Aug 16, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it
Free Kindle Book. Very short and sad book to read.
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
Dec 28, 2012 ♥ Ashleigh ♥ contrary to popular belief im not actually mad! rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: teens who are struggling with sexual child abuse
First thing first, I'd like to thank the author for the free copy - in exchange of a review for Making Connections

WOW. that was extremely short and brutal. not at all what i was expecting, but not bad. i feel like its important to get the victims story out there and this certainly did that, though i do wish there had been a bit more to the story, maybe more detail about the emotion's and the aftermath.

The Monster in this story is beyond that, i dont think you could ever come across someone or so
Jill Dobbe
Nov 22, 2012 Jill Dobbe rated it it was amazing
I know that this short story is supposed to be a memoir, but I truly wish it was fictional. The author writes about being a survivor of horrific sexual abuse by her own father from a very young age. As a writer of a memoir myself, I know how difficult it can be to put your story out there. However, what this author writes about her own life is beyond difficult. I give her accolades for her bravery and honesty. I was also happy to hear that she didn't commit suicide and her life with her daughter ...more
Kimberly Sinkovic
VERY Good !!

This was a really good read. It was a short story but it still told us everything. I thought it was very sad and it did bother me while reading it.
Toni Marie


This is a great example of a story minus the build up, going straight to the climax and the plot.
Leslie Denson
Feb 02, 2015 Leslie Denson rated it it was ok
Super short, depressing story that reminds us of the evil that exists. Not entirely glad I read it. I picked it to fulfill a goal, but am wishing I found something else. Reading challenge 2015: Book based on a true story
Jeffrey Rasley
Nov 13, 2012 Jeffrey Rasley rated it liked it
This is a short story/memoir. It is a very disturbing tale of child abuse, rape, and incest. It is not completely clear whether it is wholly factual, but it is categorized as memoir. The style of writing is simple and straight forward. It is not polished and obviously not professionally edited. I very much hope for the sake of the author that writing was therapeutic. Because the narrative is one of horrific personal suffering. One desparately hopes writing will bring some relief. There is no clo ...more
Jan 01, 2014 Wilhelmina rated it really liked it
A very short, and very brutal account. Rather than a book, it seems this was written and published as an outlet for pain.
Lynelle Clark
Nov 22, 2012 Lynelle Clark rated it it was amazing
A heart felt touching story laced with pain. The fear of moving forward after such an horrific life as a child.
The longing to end it all if it can still the demons within.
Thought provoking and to the point.
Mar 11, 2013 richwire rated it liked it
Short story, no filler and a very quick read. Leaves you wanting to know more about the author's sad childhood.
Brittany Rice
Mar 19, 2013 Brittany Rice rated it it was ok
A sad and disturbing tale... I didn't feel that it had a nice flow, a bit choppy.
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Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, June E Spears had spent her early years writing mostly poems and school songs. However, she could not escape the allure of storytelling and quickly began studying to become a novelist. She began by reading every chance she had. Mostly Fantasy and Romance novels, June's love of writing was uncontrollable. Once she began typing, she never stopped.

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