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No One Wants You: A True Story of a Child Forced into Prostitution

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Given away by her mother at five months old, raped on the day of her first communion at age seven - when Celine Roberts was told 'No one wants you', she believed it.

Illegitimate and unwanted, Celine was forced by her foster mother into prostitution. Her bones were broken, her nose was crushed and she ate candle wax to stay alive.

Celine was finally rescued and sent to an in
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Ebury Press (first published October 9th 2006)
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Jul 10, 2011 Pure rated it it was amazing
WOW I cannot belieave that this little girl was made to endure all the things she had to go through, this is a very sad story that will grip the heart of its readers so compelling and very shocking at times but I am happy she was able to regain some diginity later on in adulthood. Life can be so unfair sometimes .
Jan 26, 2013 Samig rated it it was amazing
Could not put this book down! The empathy I had for Celine was nothing like I've ever had come from a book.

I admire her!
Sabrina Rutter
Aug 10, 2009 Sabrina Rutter rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-abuse, i-own
After reading this book I look at my own life as a walk in the park. Throughout this entire book one question kept popping into my head, how much pain and suffering can one human heart endure?
This book makes me so angry. As a mother I can't imagine anything more important than ones children. I'll never understand how a mother could close her heart to her own child.
This book is a testament to human courage and strength.
Jayne Wagner
May 31, 2012 Jayne Wagner rated it really liked it
What a heart gripping true story..

I felt so bad for this poor woman, having to endure so much horrible, heartbreaking things in her life..

Made me realise that my problems in life are absolutely nothing compared to this lady..
Marion  chelsea jones
Aug 26, 2010 Marion chelsea jones rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading No One Wants You, Some bits made me laugh, and a lot made me cry. well done i would recomend youre book to anyone. x x thanx for a fantastic read. yours marion jones from Eltham London. x
Jan 12, 2014 Isabel rated it did not like it
I wanted to give two stars rating, but this book is just not ok. I did not like it. I couldn't enjoy it from the very beginning of this book. When I reached page 156, I stopped for a bit to take a leap and read the last chapter. Then I decided to stop reading. I felt like I was wasting my time. I thought even if I can't enjoy it, at least it would be worth reading. But I was wrong. I was misled by the title "No One Wants You" and subtitle "A true story of a child forced into prostitution". Maybe ...more
Oct 24, 2009 Talya rated it really liked it
I felt so bad for this poor woman. I am glad she was able to overcome it all and become a nurse, mother, and a writer.
Nov 28, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Not written very well, but an amazing story of overcoming a horrifying childhood. Celine Roberts is truly a woman of strength.
Roxy Grimaldo
Jul 19, 2016 Roxy Grimaldo rated it really liked it
This book was heartbreaking! I felt such empathy towards Celine and her horrible situation as a child. She didn't know any better and she suffered such neglect due to the horrible foster parents that took her in! Even though she didn't have kind of upbringing she deserved, she still was able to achieve her dreams of becoming a nurse, a mother, and the writer of this book.
Rebecca  Porter
This one was about a young girl who is badly abused by pretty much everyone she comes into contact with, and then her adult life to follow. As always with these kinds of books, it was a difficult read. I didn't find the writing to be as good as with some others unfortunately and so gave up when I was about two thirds of the way through. I might pick it up and try to finish it again at some point, but it's doubtful.
Trish Murray
Jun 22, 2014 Trish Murray rated it it was amazing
this was such a sad story wat a strong women
Sep 28, 2014 Helen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Cannot describe the feelings I felt for this poor woman! I truly wish that it was a made up story, that actually she grew up happy with friends and what most people take for granted... A family!
I admire her for telling her story and for getting on with her life even when she was told the impossible wouldn't happen, it did! She had two children and an education that she achieved herself!
This book was so well written I really did not want to put it down! This is a story that will probably stick wi
Jan 19, 2011 Teresa rated it liked it
It offers a new view for me into something - child prostitution. Good details at the beginning, however as she moves on with her life, the details became lesser and it doesn't make me feel like I'm a part of her life anymore. It feels like she's 'blogging' rather than writing about her life & recounting it to us. I don't feel the same intensity of emotions anymore too. That's a pity for the book, because it went up, and came down like a curve.
Mar 04, 2010 Sherry rated it liked it
Recommends it for: maybe
Poor Girl. Her Foster Mother should have been shot for the treatment she gave her. And her Real Mother should have been shot to for treating her the way she did and the way she lied to everyone. It's amazing Celine can out alive.
Nov 24, 2011 Favour rated it liked it
Very sad story.
It is terrible what she has been through. Sexually abused on her first holy communion. It really got to me because it was true story. But I am happy for her at the end she persevered and became someone.
Jun 15, 2013 Annemariemcbrearty rated it really liked it
This is so sad this poor woman has been through so much very good and inspiring read
Jan 15, 2009 Sandra marked it as to-read
"Forced into Prostitution"!!!!!!!!!?????
Jun 28, 2015 Louise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 - very dull, but 2* felt too harsh
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