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Nobody's Child

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Michael Seed's childhood was a daily ordeal of unspeakable neglect, misery, and abuse from an alcoholic father whose tyranny ruined his son’s formative years and drove his wife to suicide. On a daily basis both Michael and his mother would fall under the man’s wrath, and one awful night Michael’s father began sexually abusing his son, a trend that would continue for years. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 2nd 2008 by John Blake (first published June 1st 2007)
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If I were to suggest books for friends to read, this would not be one of them.
I don't understand how I read it all, I suppose in some strange way it was captivating, but not in the "well written, amazing story" type way. It was more that I wanted to see if things got worse for this guy or not. It was just miserable, the entire time, I dont remember ever feeling so joyless when reading a book before.
I suppose it is human nature to be curious of things that we dont understand, and that is what I
Was a good book - but sad. Hard to continue the emotional tie throughout the novel. You feel as if he's speaking from a great distance and trying not to get too close to the story. There is an easy emotional disconnect that might make the novel easier to read, but doesn't help a reader connect on the same level.
Aug 26, 2011 Den rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: true, 2011
Read in one sitting even though after reading the first couple of chapters realised I had read it before. It's a very sad, emotional book showing a very courageous lad who endured so much and was able to come out the other side to help others.
Really heartwarming to see how against all odds and a terribly unhappy childhood one can emerge to do great good - I didn't even mind that his forum was via the Catholic Church as he didn't use the book to preach.
Donna Vernon
Very Sad, I hate the things that this man has been through.
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