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My Sore Hush-a-Bye

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Camille is a young girl stuck in the past. Classic TV shows, old music, and dresses that never made it into the 21st century.

After her mother left a puzzling note leaving her in the care of Uncle Bob, she had a rough go of it, not wanting to conform to his rigorous rules and this new life. But she learned. She learned to love and accept her sheltered life. For 8 years, Mam
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Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published November 2012 by Sweet Thirteen Books (first published October 14th 2012)
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Martha Bryce
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Renata Barcelos is an amazingly talented writer. In her work like Mean and My Sore Hush-A-Bye, she peels the layers from topics that most writers are loathe to explore. She explores topics of dysfunctional families, abuse,and psychopathology relentlessly. My Sore Hush-A-Bye is her new novel, one which takes a close look at Camille, a sheltered young woman who has lived with her Uncle Bob for around ten years - since her mother abandoned her into Bob's care. Uncle Bob chose to home school Camille ...more
Neesha Hosein
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I won the print version of this book in a Batty For Books blog giveaway, and I read this book in 8 hours today. From the first few pages, I was definitely hooked. I warn you, I have minor spoilers throughout, so if you don't want me to ruin it for you, don't read past this paragraph. You're safe 'til then. This little girl Camille, is kidnapped, only she doesn't realize it. She thinks Uncle Bob is taking her to stay with him because her mom abandoned her. She's only 7'ish, and has nothing else t ...more
Rabid Readers Reviews
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are some truths not to be denied about “My Sore Hush a Bye” by Renate Barcelos. The first is that Barcelos is a talented writer. We are told by Camille about her life. We know from the start that Camille has been kidnapped from her home and is being isolated and sexually abused. She reminisces to us about the three times she tried to kill herself before realizing how lucky she was to have Uncle Bob and, consequently, is now embarrassed about not having come to that realization sooner. The ...more
Amanda Green
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, child-abuse
Oh my, this story got me going emotionally! Child abuse is something I feel very strongly about anyway, but this author tells a tale that really gets to grips with what it is like for a child – what it feels like, how they comprehend it, what comes of its terrible doing.

I was completely in tune with the main character (in first person), had empathy for her, felt sorry for her and felt her strength of character.

For me, if I feel very emotional when reading a book, then it must be a great book,
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Charlotte
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
What I loved the most about this was the way it was written, you truly felt as if you were seeing into this confused girl's mind. As the story has such tender and complicated issues, it has to be portrayed delicately and sensitively, and I think Renata did exactly that. It was an excellent read, which did make me cry at the end, and it truly stays with you after reading it, and I think that's important in a book. You have to be able to almost live what the character goes through. The only reason ...more
Brian O'Hare
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review is from: My Sore Hush-a-Bye by Renata F. Barcelos(Kindle Edition)
I am a seventy-five year old man, reasonably well educated and psychologically sound. For the past few evenings I have been inhabiting the mind of a socially inept teen-age girl. This should have been an alien landscape for me, a place where I would have expected to be bemused, awkward, perhaps even uncomfortable. I have just finished Renata Barcelos's new book, 'My Sore Hush-a-Bye' and, thanks to the writing skills of
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Chasity
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘My Sore Hush- A -Bye’ I was one of those books I could read in one sitting, if I had the time course. Which currently real life is really getting in the way of my reading habits, so it took me a little bit longer to finish. However, this was such an amazing book. Renata really has rare writing talents. This book made me cry, I loved that it was told from the girls point of view so that you could really see how everything affected her. You could really grasp just how deeply she was victimized, h ...more
Ivan Redfield
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's the first time I work as a reviewer ;)
I really enjoyed the book, I think Renata F. Barcelos is such a talented author more because she wrote the entire novel in English even though is not her native language, I’d say she writes better than a lot of well-known American authors whose native language is English. I found the main character utterly interesting and mysterious; I really loved how does the story takes off from the beginning to the end. I usually do not give spoilers of the books I
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Becky Sherriff
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by this author, I thoroughly enjoyed her debut novel so I was looking forward to reading this book, it did not disappoint at all so much so I am already looking forward to her third book.

Camille lives with her Uncle Bob after her mother abandoned her when she was a young, only recently has she started to attend school and she does not fit in well. She dresses strange and does not have any friends. She doesn't like school and would love to spend all her days wi
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Mary Atkins
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-subjects
This book is a hard book for me to honestly review. I want to lie about the things it made me feel. I want to make myself look better and pretend that I was outraged and sickened throughout the entire story. It made me feel things that I didn't want to feel, and I find myself rewriting this review over and over to try to make myself feel better about the feelings this book made me have. Its obvious from the beginning that this narrator is the victim of a pedophile. Its terrifying to see just how ...more
Sarah Fluharty
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I felt for Camille from the start, and it was so sad going through that experience with her, from her perspective. I think it was a very insightfully written novel portraying the experience of her abuse. This was the first book I read by Renata. I am looking forward to her other work, as I've finished them all.
Cathy
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't stop thinking about this character for days. I wonder about her future, and wish I could talk with her to find out how her life is now. She was/is so real to me! I couldn't put the book down.
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