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My Five Sisters

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  15 reviews

Told through the eyes of a young child…

My Five Sisters is a psychological thriller written by a sibling who was tortured mentally and physically from the age of six until she was thirteen by her older sister who had five distinct personalities.

How long can a child be tortured mentally and physically by a sibling and still not suffer permanent psychological damage
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Freality Publications
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Réka Kaponay
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely riveting.
This is overall, an amazing book of abuse, survival and success.
I will warn you. This is a turbulent tale that is haunting and at times horrifying. We encounter every bit of the psychological and physical abuse Patra endures at the hands of her sister, a soul who is continuously tortured through her own mental illnesses. You can almost feel the burns and beatings that are inflicted upon both girls through the words on the pages.
It is heart-breaking.

Hal Price
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Riveting Thriller of a young girls quest to make sense and peace of a tortured childhood

My Five Sisters is a captivating psychological thriller told through the retrospective innocence of young child who was tortured mentally and physically by her older sister who had five distinct personalities.

A powerful and gripping read from Pam Franklin!
Diane Melohn
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great book, could not put it down. Loved the writing style, felt like I was there to feel all the emotion that runs through this book. Fantastic read!
I can't wait to start reading this book and I'll update this review once I've finished it!
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Five Sisters by Pam Franklin is one of those rare books you will think about long after the reading is over. I found myself caught up in the story; yet, there were times I wanted to put it down because of how distressing the subject matter was.

The book is based on the true life experiences of the author and her childhood growing up in a home in which she was abused and tortured by her sister. Her sister suffered from Multiple Personal Disorder (MPD) and one of these personalities, the author
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I just began this book today, not finished yet, but the app won't let me just post a progress update so I'm trying this instead- I'm currently on page 64.
The book is easy to read. The story, at different turns, is sad, funny, poignant, and horrifying. However, the author has a writing style that I find completely irritating- the writing in "dialect". I understand that the author is from Mississippi & that's where the memoir is set, and that there's a certain way we speak here in the South, but
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, this book was a bit hard for me. I'm an oldest child who is a survivor of child abuse, but ALSO, an oldest child who was NOT kind to my siblings. A story of sibling abuse? So close to home! Trigger warning - this book can be rough, especially if you have firsthand experience with abuse of any type. But the good thing about books like this is that they can be inspiring, too. They are survival stories. And that's important and big. And powerful. This is a book that's easy to get lost in, so ma ...more
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once I picked up this book I couldn't put it down until the last page. What an incredible story-teller! The nightmares that happen behind closed doors touch so many lives. Travelling from childhood to adulthood can be a very dangerous and challenging time. This is a must read for everyone that works with children.
Emily Anna
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
a total page turner.. didn't put it down all weekend.
Carrie Frank
This book was an interesting look at behavioral health and society in rural Mississippi however the writing style and some of the stories made it a struggle to get through.
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great autobiography of growing up with a sister with DID in the 60s. Gut wrenching and heart warming.
Nina Exene Wood
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Would be rated higher but the writing style is absolutely unbearable. I powered through only because it was a compelling story.
kimberly nickerson
This book was not my idea of a psychological thriller

I purchased this book because of all the five star reviews. I didn't like it. It took me long to read it.
Lisa Marie
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it
more 3.5 stars than just 3.
Debbie Latham
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Absolutely riveting, I could not put it down. I could actually feel Patra's pain and confusion. Amazing story of survival and success. This is a non-stop page turning must read book! My Five Sisters: Based on a Real-Life Story of Sibling Abuse ...more
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Pam Franklin spent a lifetime trying to escape her past. Pam was born and raised in and around Jackson, Mississippi where she spent most of her life. At sixty-five years old, she decided to embrace her early childhood and write it down in a journal. The process was so cleansing she wanted to share her story with other people who had lived through the same type of abuse she had endured at the hand ...more

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