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When nine-year old William loses most of his family in a car accident, he is left alone with a religious zealot of a father. As a result of his father's abuse, William blames himself for his family's death and becomes convinced the devil is leading him astray. The backdrop of life in a rural Alabama town in the 1960's sets the tumultuous scene as William struggles to cope ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published June 29th 2015 by Booktrope
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Sheri
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: southern-lit
This book was hard to read for me. Not because the writing has bad, because that was wonderful. But because of the subject matter. I suggest that you have tissues handy, you'll need them. It's such a wonderful book, full of hope and despair, and you root for William so hard. I am so glad that I read this book, even though it deals with topics that I am not comfortable with. ...more
Kay Blake
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. I was impressed with the subject matter and how well it was written. My heart ached for William and all that he went through. By the end I was in tears. Great book and very well written.
Sarah
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Devil Within is the story of Will (William), who at the tender age of nine, is trying to come to terms with the loss of his mom, sister and brother. Not only is he having to come to terms with their loss he also has to try and deal with the physical and mental abuse that his father has started since their deaths.

Obviously none of us know how we would deal with the loss of loved ones but to have nearly all your family wiped out must be devastating. Will's dad can't comprehend the loss and yo
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Elizabeth Hein
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: southern fiction fans,
Shelves: mental-illness
After the tragic death of his mother and siblings, young William is left in the care of his abusive father, who uses religion to justify his brutal behavior. William’s extended family is his solace, however, they can only do so much to keep him safe.

The Devil Within made me weep from beginning to end. I wanted to climb into the book and save young William from his horrific life. With each page, I hoped for someone to come along and take William out of his situation. Greene’s prose is both emotio
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Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Elaine Plourde
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was truly a sad and heart breaking book. I can't imagine what was going on in that poor little boys mind. I'm glad the system stepped in and didn't give custody to the aunt and uncle because they should have reported the dad after the first incident. I'm glad he finally found peace and love at the end. ...more
Liz Zard
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the writing and the characters. Very well written and interesting content. Made me tear up at one point!
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