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It Only Hurts When I Can't Run: One Girl's Story

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Abandoned, neglected and beaten by a mother who really did care about her but suffered from her own demons and addictions, left with friends and relatives, as well as placed in foster homes, molested and raped on more than one occasion, including by men considered upright, the little girl who grew up to become an educator, minister, and entrepreneur learned to survive by r ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published June 20th 2015 by Msi Press
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Robin Morgan
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I received a copy of this book from a Publisher’s giveaway on and the following is my honest opinion for the book.

Although it’s not directly stated reading this book I got the sense the storyline is actually a poignant fictionalized memoir of the author herself as there too many key points which both Binta, the girl in the story, and the author share. While a purist might say this book needs to be edited to some degree, I feel the writing as is adds to the authenticity of the st
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
It Only Hurts When I Can't Run is one girls story of abuse and abandonment by a mother who was addicted to drugs. It talks about how she overcame adversity to become who she is now. My problem is I could not get drawn into the story, I did make it half way through before finally giving up. I know that this is a true story but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm not sure if it was the writing style, I just know that it didn't hold my interest to read any further.

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