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The Unbreakable Child by Kim Michele Richardson
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Mar 23, 11

Read in April, 2010

Kim Michele Richardson’s words and experience unveils a sinister act of betrayal. Through Kim’s journey into adulthood, you can feel the struggles she faced and demons she fought. The Unbreakable Child is Kim’s account of her experience living behind the walls of a Catholic Orphanage in Kentucky.

The only beauty in this memoir is the fact that she didn’t break—didn’t let her misfortunes carve out her future. But that’s the only beauty of the book. Learning about such deception through her eyes is horrifying, and left me wondering, “Who can we trust?” Abuse is everywhere, and has many levels yet reading about religious abuse is unthinkable.

Even though the orphans won in court against the Archdiocese, William McMurray as their advocate, it didn’t relinquish the pain and psychological damage that still exists in some orphans. Kim’s healing and her continued strength to triumph is proof that she is The Unbreakable Child.
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