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Wave Rider: A Poetic Journey from Abuse to Wholeness

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Wave Rider is a poetic reflection of author Rebecca Fitton's long journey to heal from sexual abuse, abandonment, and neglect, building a new world based on wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. Her journey has taken a lifetime. To use the metaphor of waves, sometimes the undertow nearly drowned her--but she survived. Now her beautiful and profound book offers inspiration t ...more
Published February 1st 2017 by Terra Nova Books
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Keep Calm Novel On
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The author provided a copy of the eBook in exchange for an honest review.

Wave Rider: A Poetic Journey from Abuse to Wholeness by Rebecca Pott Fitton is a truly inspiring collection of poetry and short essays. Her use of ‘waves’ as a metaphor is simply brilliant. The honest and raw emotions will draw the reader into her challenging world. This page-turner reveals her abuse and her determination to heal. The journey and growth of character are never over.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so disclaimer is that I am a poetry person, so poetry holds a special place in my heart... and so does this book now. I love the emotion reflected in each and every poem. I love the imagery, the sensitivity of the poems. Each poem, with simplicity and lucidity of words and verse, conveys a powerful, profound feeling that touches you. You get immersed into the author's journey, and become a participant. You are drawn into each poem by the sheer fact that the poet has decided to let you in i ...more
Deborah Blanchard
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review, wow, poetry
"To use the metaphor of waves, sometimes the undertow nearly drowned me; but I survived."
This is a very short book of poems with an essay at the beginning of each stage of the authors journey to finding herself and her voice. She found her voice through poetry, which I can relate to. I can also relate to being a survivor of sexual abuse. These poems tell her story. She may have started the journey as a victim of PTSD but she finally chose to not let that define who she infinitely was as a person
Blogging Mama101
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written, honest, sometimes brutally so, but uplifting, hopeful, inspiring.

I can't claim to know if this book would be helpful to victims of sexual abuse but the author's eloquent narrative, brave openness and affirmative prose were a privilege to read. Her poems take us over the waves with her, each new realization, each peeling back of another layer, each coming in to touch with another emotion are the waves she invites us to ride with her.

Whether you are a fan of poetry, autobiogra
Jennifer Leigh
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, poetry
Wave Rider is an emotional poetry collection. It is enjoyable from start to finish. The layout of each section is intriguing. I enjoy the backstory that is written at the beginning of each section. The feeling left behind from reading this collection is empowering and I would love to read more work by Rebecca Pott Fitton.
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Shannon Harris
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
First off, I am not a poetry person. However, the journey mentioned intrigued me. The poems were a wave of emotions. I could feel the pain of the beginning and the healing of the end. The poems were very authentic to the journey. Ms. Fitton tells a journey that can inspire anyone who had been through pain and need healing. It hurt my heart to even imagine the pain she endured, but it provides hope that one can heal from it.
Sheri Prielipp-Falzone
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was eager to read this poetic journey because the author and I have several things in common - abuse as a child, coming to terms with our abuse in our near or our 50's, Michigan, and being poets. Writing any book, but particularly a book with this content takes tremendous courage. I applaud Rebecca Pott Fitton. I know as she continues on her writing and life journey, her poetry will undoubtedly speak for itself rather than the necessity of the written narrative beforehand.
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Anna Dimitrova
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english, digital
I actually read the book twice before submitting as a read one. I am not keen on poetry usually, but finding myself in a difficult period of my life, the title stuck with me - it sounded like what I was experiencing - with all the ups and downs following one after the other. Having no experience with any kind of sexual abuse I can't claim I get the book fully, but I did find things that stuck with me, things like "The hurt comes from an expectation of kindness too much to hope for in this lifeti ...more
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