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“In an alternate reality I would probably be a murderer, and I feel no shame in saying I would be happy.” - The voice inside my head.

James was the Gullible child who practically grew up without a mother or father, letting his curiosity guide him.

Obsessed and hooked on sex by the age of eight before knowing what it was.

He received no affection from his father, who left Hait
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ebook, 106 pages
Published October 14th 2015 by Untold Ink
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Kathleen Pooler
The Untold-Unlocking of Secrets is gripping story of a young man’s coming of age at a very early age in his native Haiti. The topics of childhood abandonment, sexual addiction and suicidal thoughts are addressed in a raw and honest manner. The author does an excellent job of pulling the reader into his story through the voice of his younger self. The reality of his life is raw and difficult to face. His writing is clear and engaging and I definitely got the picture of what his coming-of-age was ...more
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The author gave me a copy of this novel in exchange for my review.



“The Untold Unlocking of Secrets” is uncomfortable to read. Told in a very matter of fact style, the narrator doesn’t gloss over the worst of the young subjects experiences. Jean-Pierre paints a landscape view of growing up in Haiti with a mother that raises her children with a mostly brutal hand and an absentee father who descends from his home in the US like a celebrity raining US $1.

Some of the anecdotal stories are really inte
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Julie Gedeon
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The untold unlocking of secrets was a very intriguing book . The depths and contents of this book spoke to me, it showed its utter naked truth. The complete rawness of this book left me flabbergasted, It was simply explicit. I feel the author executed every single chapter with such truths. My only critique would be the lack of emotions with the relationship with samone, it could have been expressed more in detail to show their profound love for one another.
SALISMANIA
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Untold Unlocking Of Secrets is quite interestingly written with a good amount of twists and turns. The best part is that it doesn't take us to any fairy land, rather it enlighten us to some bare truths of life. The hardships and pains what people feel. The book cover is very attractive and strong, it perfectly suits the title and the blurb. The Untold is a usual and entertaining story to remember penetrating deep into the darkest and most disturbing corners of the mind. James takes you insid ...more
PeG
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh

It was easily readable, but no real meat to the story. And it ended really abruptly without resolution. Can’t say I’d recommend
Theresa Read
While it was an interesting view of this person growing up and very much made the point of kids needing actual adults to guide them growing up, I can't say it was fun to read. Not that the material was difficult to stomach or anything, but the flow of language was more like how people talk which I find rough to follow in print. ...more
Dutchess of Earl
I found some parts of the story disturbing. Actually quite disturbing.
Wendy
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
Shelves: memoir
In "Unlocking Of Secrets" the first book in a unique and gripping series that I won through Goodreads Giveaways, James Jean-Pierre paints the portrait of a Haitian boy abandoned by his father before birth and raised by an unaffectionate mother who grows up with no positive influence or moral compass in his life. Considered a troublemaker and hooked on sex at eight he moves with his mother to the United States and painfully comes -of-age facing his parents separation, being sexually exploited, in ...more
Meghan
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Untold Unlocking of Secrets is gritty, grimy and all too real, which is exactly what makes it enjoyable. James, the protagonist, is a character that you'll root for, root against and more than likely root for once again. But what's a good book without some character conflict?

So give The Untold Unlocking of Secrets a try. Its brutal honesty may not sit well with everyone but any fan of real storytelling (and supporter of a first time self-published author) will see this novel for what it is:
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Nancy Timmerman
`this was a goodreads giveaway winner book~
I read this book in one day. This book was very sad, disturbing and a uncomfortable book to read but I had to finish hoping it would get better. If you don't like detailed images of sexual content, this book is not for you. It is sad this little boy from Haiti was not cared for or had guidance from his parents or his family.
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Roxanne
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a Gooreads win review. This book as a most unique topic. It is a sad for me for to read about what this little boy from Haiti went through in his life. A mean mother and father he was pretty much left to raising himself. He became hooked on sex by age 8. I could not put the book down because I really wanted to know the end.
Myrna (Mily) Otero
Interesting

This was an interesting read. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know what happens next. I would definitely recommend.
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