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Whether I'll Live or Die by Stacy Eaton
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This book is raw and real. It takes you through the lives of two very different women; one who is abused, and one who puts away those who abuse others. The emotions are raw, and at times I wanted to smack the main character for not walking away--but then I drew back and realized--recognized--that the woman portrayed is very, very real. The emotions portrayed are very real. Abuse is not pretty, it is not understandable or forgivable. I think sometimes we hear about abused women, and tend to think the victims are "stupid" for staying--they are in control after all, they can walk away. We forget how victims are drawn deeper into the relationship with each abusive event--the emotional torture and devaluing, the push-pull of wanting to be valued in the abuser's eyes. The author does a great job of painting that for us, and helping the reader see into the darker side of this character's abusive relationship. Great job of tackling a difficult subject.
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