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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  505 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Alternate cover edition for KINDLE: B007JPBEGS

Eighteen year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived alone in an abandoned cabin in the High Country of North Georgia since she was a child. If her life is lonely and less than complete, at least she is safe from the man who kidnapped her, held her captive, and left her for dead in a shallow grave in the mountains. She believes that
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published (first published March 12th 2012)
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David Rose
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie, ya, romance, crime
Brinn is a likeable character and the story is told in an engaging style. I enjoyed the book, which was very readable, but see below.

Occasionally, the plot felt forced; particularly,
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I could not comfortably accept the idea that a girl who lived feral from the age of eight could be dressed up and go to a night club in the city within a few weeks of encountering a photographer in the forest.
On the other hand, however, this same
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Hanna
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm sure it was not easy to write "Savage Cinderella".
We experience the story from the perspective of a young woman who was kidnapped when she was 8, held captive till she was 10 and after that survived alone in the woods for 8 years. In the beginning I was surprised who civilized Brinn was. Where had she learned adult vocabulary? Who had she spoken to? To my delight, Sharon managed to explain everything nicely. Yes, Brinn makes sense the way she turned out to be. I was only a bit taken aback
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Giseli
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, abuse, 2017-august
This book is my first from P.J. Sharon, boy it will not be the last one. The story is one full of hard reality, abuse, kidnap. The kind of story that you want to hold your kids and believe that just happen in books. But that isn't the only thing, it's a story of survival, of outliving so much suffering. The heroine is strong. The Hero isn't the hero, and Justin is there for support, he let her fight and by fight coming back healthy "Justin. His name had a nice sound to it. “Just him,” She is the ...more
Mirta
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There have been travesties plaguing our society for centuries, but more recently gross atrocities against children have caught insatiable attention in the media. Stories of murdered or missing children have run ramped for everyone to view live on the news. So when I began to read Savage Cinderella, from the name alone I was hesitant thinking it would be some dark fairy tale, but as I began to read I was intrigued.

The beginning of the story unfolds as a man named Roy takes a girls’ body out of
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Angela Oliver
This book got off to an excellent start. Initially I was just looking at it to categorise it on my Kindle (I store my books by genre), and I started reading... and couldn't stop. At least until the point where Justin left her, and she went down to see Abby and wound up in the pub. After that, it lost a little of its charm to me. The wild woman in the woods idea was great - and I can't deny that she would have had to leave at some point, but she just didn't seem feral enough to me, once she was ...more
Veronica
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I randomly found this book on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing. The characters were well done and the storyline was very gripping. I would definitely read other titles by this author.
Aimee
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! When I was looking for a new book to read I almost overlooked it because of the cover, I am very visual and this looked too dark for my liking. But it was not one that I wanted to put down, in fact I recommended it to my co-worker by chapter 4.
Tara Neale
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is well worth the time and money. PJ Sharon is that most elusive of creatures…an amazing storyteller. She uses words to paint pictures of people and places that captivate the reader, drawing them into complex storylines that hold you enthralled until the very end.
Tamara Ward
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Engaging, mesmerizing read that would be hard to stick into one particular genre. Addresses a heavy topic in a refreshing way with unpredictable plot turns. It’s a captivating book, so don’t begin reading until you know you’ve got time to give to it – you won’t want to put this one down!
Rita
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was quite a book. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. It was well written. I thought it was very unique. The emotions were very strong and you could feel how the main characters were reacting to their unique situations. The author does a wonderful job of writing this book. I want to read more from her too!
D. E.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very unusual novel written by PJS. about a young girl who seems to begin life at the bottom of the poor mentally and physically. However, there is a n incident that changes that perspective completely. The buildup in the beginning leads to a can't out you down ending. This is an excellent read for the genre....DEHS
Kira
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must read

Gripping, heartbreaking, suspenseful, captivating and victorious. So much detail and heart in this quick read. Monsters are everywhere but that can’t stop you from living and loving
Susan Cook
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping and raw

Chapter one pulls you in, by chapter four you know you're not putting this book down any time soon. There is so much to this story that sometimes it seems overwhelming.
Shelly Spears wilson
Can't wait for the next book, read this in one night.

I have this a five star because it kept getting better all the way to the end. This is a good young adult book that I enjoyed. I will be keeping my eye out for anything that PJ Sharon releasesw
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Maryann Fox
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book of adversity and courage
Carro Herdegen
It wasn't bad, from what I read, but I just didn't stay engaged.
A. Powers
I'm not really sure how I feel about this book, to be honest. I liked it sometimes, and other times I rolled my eyes and hoped it would be over already.
Pam McCloskey
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

As someone who is a bit of a loner, for my own reasons, this book brought home how important it is to open up to a world you may have forgotten existed.
Talia Wessel
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its a must read story. it keeps you hooked to the very end and its just all around beautiful, and its very intriguing
Laura
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got this one for free on Amazon.com for the Kindle)
If you, dear reader, are following on my reviews, you might notice that I read this after reading Dead To You...
I know, a little sadistic of me reading two really good books about child abduction. But I try to follow a list and this coincidence was unavoidable, in a sense. It just felt right to read this book, otherwise I would've tracked down the one meant to be read this day. :D

I may be wrong, but I think this book was published by independent
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April
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indy, ya
Over all I really enjoyed this book. I think the author did and amazing job of showing just how much the abuse Brinn when through really formed how she was and would affect her for the rest of her life. I also liked how the book was told from the three different perspectives, I think it gave a lot more depth to Justin than you probably would have gotten if it was just told from Brinn's point of view. Being inside Ray's mind was just horrible, but I think it was just this side of over the top, I ...more
Jo Notary
Feb 09, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
200-300p Eighteen year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived alone in an abandoned cabin in the High Country of North Georgia since she was a child. If her life is lonely and less than complete, at least she is safe from the man who kidnapped her, held her captive, and left her for dead in a shallow grave in the mountains. She believes that her parents are dead, the police are her enemy, and that if she returns to the world, her tormentor will find her. With the help of some unlikely friends, she has ...more
Joy
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: litpick
Savage Cinderella is about the life of a girl named Brinn Hathaway who has a traumatic past and will do anything to keep hiding from it. That is, until Justin Spencer barges in and is determined to figure her out. Soon after his appearance, Brinn's life is completely turned around, and she starts trying to get her old self back: the person she was before the kidnapping, before the torture, before she lived in the woods, and before her life was completely taken away. This is a heart-warming ...more
Rachel Lynn Sterling
I started out a bit wary of this book. (I try to avoid very heavy topics, since I mostly read for enjoyment not depression.) It really grabbed my attention though and it didn't have a depressing feel, a but hopeful one. Everything seemed to work out so unrealistically well that it removed the threat of being too tragic. As a matter of fact, I had a hard time accepting parts of the storyline; esp. how she survived at such a young age in the mountains alone and how Abby kept her secret for so long ...more
Tania
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a young girl, Briana was stolen from her family, chained, tortured, and thrown away like a sack of trash. As a young woman, Brinn has learned how to survive on her own, in the wilderness, relying only on her skills and a few unlikely friends to get by. She can not think of the helpless girl she once was, or the safe familiy she once knew. But when photojournalist Justin appears in her forest, Brinn is scared by the spark of hope that is reignited. The upheaval he can bring to her life could ...more
Mandy
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was one of the few books I've read that made me unable to sleep at night after I put the book down, and not because I was enthralled with the love story. I think that the story was really great and I couldn't put it down. I just think it was a little too close to home because I have an eight year old daughter and that is how old Brinn was when she was kidnapped. I think that had the author not gone into the kidnappers head so much, I would have handled it fine, but because I knew his ...more
Genesis Blue
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This darn book kept me up all night. I thought I'd read just another few pages before bed and the next thing I knew, it was midnight. :P

So obviously, it was a good book. It follows the story of Brinn, who was kidnapped at the age of 8 and left for dead in the forest when she was 10. Now she's 18, a wild child, terrified of men and unable to return to civilization because of the promise her kidnapper made to her. He promised that if she escaped, he would find her.

When she runs into Justin, a guy
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Jeannette
I can't necessarily say that it's a reinterpretation of the Cinderella fairy tale but I still thought it was pretty good. I thought the concept was interesting, abuse victim having survived years on her own attempts to reenter society. I did think that the author could have dived a bit deeper into her internal demons. And though it was 8 yrs later, she almost seemed too well adjusted after what she went through. Of course maybe this was done on purpose to make it not so heavy. The ...more
Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
Being a blogger is a great joy when a story comes to you that is original, interesting and fun to read. PJ Sharon's novel SAVAGE CINDERELLA pulled me in from page one. I love strong female characters in books, characters that take a stand after much adversity. Brinn is strong and resourceful. She went through hell and back and decides to take control over her life. I was rooting for her every step of the way...in love, in life and in finding for justice. SAVAGE CINDERELLA has suspense, love and ...more
Ariel
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hesitant to read and review this book at first, because I have a hard time dealing with child abuse of any kind, but especially sexual abuse. I was quickly drawn into the story, and did not want to put it down.

The twists and turns of the rescue, reunion and love story all blend together so perfectly that you can't predict what will come next! The ending is so touching and wraps everything up perfectly. An excellent and suspenseful read!
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PJ Sharon is the award winning author of contemporary young adult novels, including PIECES of LOVE, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award and the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. Follow the Savage Cinderella Novella Series with FINDING HOPE, LOST BOYS, SACRED GROUND, and BROKEN ANGEL. PJ is also the author of The ...more
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