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Born To Survive: You Can't Break A Broken Heart

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  53 reviews
My name is Kylie-Anne Evans, and it's time to tell my story as the truth will set me free. I am a survivor. I am a victim of incest. I became pregnant after rape and lost my daughter when I was 15. I suffered domestic violence. Depression stalked me. I attempted suicide. I lost people I loved to suicide, natural causes and murder. And I lost my sons. I could not look after ...more
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Published by Amazon Digital Services (first published April 18th 2020)
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Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I recieved a copy of this book from Kylie-Anne Evans in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and I am leaving this review willingly.

I want to begin by taking the time to personally thank Kylie-Anne Evans for sending me a copy of 'Born To Survive: You Can't Break A Broken Heart'. I am astonished by your continued strength not only in living each and every day to its fullest but also in writing this memoir. Not only did it take strength of character it also required true courage
Sheena Fleming
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A truly emotional story of Kylie Anne growing up in one abusive home to another. A frank and moving account from birth till now. Miscarriage, rape, neglect and mental abuse that stirs up powerful emotions and despair that she somehow survives and repairs. Difficult to process at times how a neglected childhood can be affected and how it can not just be survived but won over by determined focus on the good that can surpass. Powerful, emotional and an honest read.
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This book contains the story of one of the bravest women, it’s all about author’s life. It’s like her autobiography.

It was an great experience for me to go through this book and reading the author’s journey from her childhood to adulthood. It totally shows how she faced difficult time in her life like lose of her child, how she raised 5 children by herself like a single parent, and at a point how she want’s to end
A.L. Norton
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a survivor myself, I can not say how many emotions I felt while reading this book. I took a while to finish it because there were so many "triggers" for me and it was really hard for me to read it. As a survivor, I give huge props for the author being able to speak up, not remaining silent anymore, and telling her story. It is people like us that speak up and never stay silent that help others to know they are not alone. I am glad you are doing well. ...more
Om Raj
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A perfect book
Wonderful Word usage and amazing style of writing. It's a book with some life lessons attached inside. She did a great job in recollecting the daunting trials as well as incorporating some funny memories in the mix.
Highly recommended!
Kylie-Anne Evans
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Due to the gag laws in Victoria, any further printed copies of my book will have a disclaimer
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Sudipto Halder
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Today I am reviewing "Born to Survive: You can't break a broken heart" by Kylie-Anne Evans. This no doubt, is an autobiography. The author is writing about her life till date. I'm usually very critical about reading books. But from the very beginning the author takes me to a tour of her life. And unlike many others, she did not guide me in, rather I would say she took me with her. Nowhere in the book she appeared to be lost or went off topic for a moment. She made me see how from her very birth ...more
Nick Mang
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are many things to love about this autobiography.

Firstly, I like the fact that the author is relatable.

I've read a few autobiographical accounts, and it always felt like the
author thought they were just the bees knees and that they were super
special. This book has none of that ego trip in here. She realizes
that everyone's gone through hard times; some worse than others. This
is just her personal life story.

Second, I like that her life is presented chronologically. She
literally goes through
Monica Exley
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

Enter the mind of a survivor and a fighter. Experience strength, heartache, and experience but also healing. This book is like a mentor and a leader leading the way with a candle light on a dark cold night. It is a book that you will think about long after your done reading it. It has a strong woman’s lead voice. It is braided with courage and experiences that need to be heard. It is packed with girl power, bravery, and woman empowerment. Maybe it’s just me, because I tend to g
T.C. Sr.
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: born-to-survive
"Kylie-Anne Evans Book "Born to Survive" is one of the most remembered book We have ever read. Miss Kylie is an amazing story writer. Her book is based on actual details from her life. K. Evans show strength, passion, commitment, character, motivation and much more in the way she composes her words. Often times leaves one glancing off into the life of the Author's experiences. Reading this book we believe that Kylie's intention is not to have her readers feel sorry for her experiences but instea ...more
John Holland
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading Born to Survive by Kylie-Anne Evans. It is a confronting true story containing stories of sexual abuse, life in dysfunctional foster homes and on the streets.
I found the subject matter disturbing at times, but life is often disturbing and very difficult. The biggest thing that shone through in this book, for me, is the courage and resilience of the author. I think most of us would not have survived these ordeals. Ms Evans opens herself up and lays it all out for us
Ciara Marie
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is about a girl named Kylie-Anne Evans. This book goes through each year in her life all the way up to how old she is now. Kylie-Anne Evans fought and struggled with depression. She was raped at a very young age and later became pregnant. She suffered domestic violence. After all the things she went through, including a suicide attempt she still made it out. She found the light at the end of the tunnel. She later became a mother and has children of her own. I truly loved this book wit ...more
Suzie Morandini
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing

If you have experienced child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence and a life of complete choas and heartbreak this story is for you! I found it tragic and distressing to read. It never seemed to end because the abuse and heart ache went from the childhood and into adulthood. The author leaves nothing to the imagination in this raw and honest account of her truth her memories. She even writes of her own bad decisions and consequences she had to face. Her heartache over so much los
Terry Shaw
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This memoir was constructed in a way to offer gripping truth about the tests and pains of life; and how one must continue to strive to survive. Mrs. Evan is a survivor of many unimaginable and unexpected experiences encountered from childhood to adulthood. She does a great job in recollecting the daunting trials as well as incorporating some funny memories in the mix. At times, I felt lost in certain stories but the author brought me back to focus on what points she was aiming to express. I reco ...more
Phil Adams
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I knew Kylie for a brief period during her teen years, and was aware of some "family issues" at the time. I had no idea of the pain and heartache she had experienced then, and that would continue for so many years. Reading her story has been a real revelation. How many more, both men and women, are hiding behind a mask of false happiness, their self-esteem not allowing them to reveal the pain. Crying out on the inside for the one thing that would end the madness....unconditional love. Sadly, it' ...more
Kelly Ferrett
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Born To Survive: You Can’t Break A Broken Heart. By: Kylie-Anne Evans.
The intro to the book was a quick recap to her life.
A autobiography on a horrendous life! Starting at her life when she first can remember what her childhood was like. Abuse .. neglected .. hunger ... Not a great start to life.
Taken into care ... being neglected by her parents there too! Without trying to give the story away a lot of horrible things happened ... the story is put into ages of when things happened and what it
Hannah Reinbeck
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Candid, Heartbreaking, Endless Trauma

This story kept my attention, I was able to read it over 24 hours. I appreciate the author's style of writing and how candid she is in recalling her experiences. So many heartbreaking events, that you can't keep track of. The author battles through every traumatic experience with little to no support.

Another round of editing would polish this up nicely. I also noticed that a few characters would appear without a proper introduction. There were a few occasion
Matt Toussaint
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
A raw and emotive recount of the memories and experiences from the perspective of the author as she remembers them. A story of adversity faced and conquered, and a message to those out there that have had similar experiences, that it is okay to talk about it and there is always hope in the long term.
My only real criticism is that the last 8 years seemed to be glossed over, there was some big upheavals during that time, but there were also many positive experiences, that have led the author to wh
C.M Santoro
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Not a well written memoir!

I picked up this book because of an ad on Facebook claiming to be on the best selling authors list. I love giving new authors an opportunity to wow me. While I realize the writing process can be difficult, I feel this book wasn't well prepared for publication. There was a lot of telling and uncertainty of the story she was telling. It needed a lot of minor editing fixes. While it didn't stop me from reading the story, it did make me question the validity of being a best
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A story about survival, hope and uplifiting your own self. It gave me both chills and inspiration to fight my own demons. The protagonist has the ever so fighting attitude towards every little thing that happened to her from infant to now a 44 year old. The novel has an interesting line, describing each stage of her life and her perspective on it both now and then. I highly think that it will be somewhat relatable to each one of us going through something. It will make you realise that your life ...more
Abasiama Udom
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Born To Survive

I began this book intrigued, from the introduction to the end especially the line 'I am a solitary Wiccan Witch' (Laugh)
Kylie-Ann went through so many ordeals in life and life kept true to itself never letting up for her.
From abuse to abuse and worse with no one believing. I almost cried for her on Jim. I whispered sorry as I read this survivors tale.

It is sad that even now, someone is repeating this story but in the end we are survivors for no one can break a broken heart and hea
Marilyn Wood
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a courageous book that I am sure many women will relate to. I found Kylie-Anne's candid account of her many experiences of abuse and trauma difficult to read in some places because they resonated so strongly with the kinds of abuse and trauma that many women close to me have endured. I had to read the book slowly and give myself time to process the issues that her experiences raise. It is only through some women having the courage to speak out publicly about their life stories that we ca ...more
Ciera Vaidya
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing

These types of books are always so gripping and hard to read, but always so beautiful in their raw truth! They give you a side of the author that you might never know otherwise. They are a leap of faith and trust in us as a reader to hold this truth. I always find them incredibly brave and this book is no exception. It is well-written and tells a tale of pain, struggle, and rebirth that is awe-inspiring. Well done and congratulations on your success!
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect.. i had an idea but let me tell you. The strength i felt from the words of kylie-ann. Just feeling and visualizing the emotions. I haven't felt this way towards a book in a long time. I can say definitively that this woman's strength knows no bounds. I was blessed to be able to read experiencess. I laughed, i cried a little and mostly got lost in the words. 5 stars for sure, can't wait to read more of Kylie-Anne's works! ...more
Liane Carmen
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
While this book could use some editing, it’s easy to get swept up in it as you can almost hear the author trying to tell her story. Emotions come fast and furious as she tries to detail a life most of us could never even imagine. As you try to follow the unfortunate years of the author’s life, you will be uplifted at where she is today. It’s an inspiring story of a spirit that refused to be broken, despite others who tried over and over to bring her down.
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book which shows significant strength of a ladies traumatic childhood and struggles through life. She has demonstrated her bravery and that you can have a positive ending. Well written for everyone to understand and real life events that some people can relate to especially if going through similar issues
Well done you are an inspiration 😀
Samantha Evans
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just bravo! This was so worth the read. Like reading the mind of a true fighter! Something that is beyond incredible to read. It is beyond heartbreaking. Kylie showed what reality can truly happen. Very well written. Please read this book! It will bring tears, and for sure have people want to read this.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A powerful story of abuse that no one should ever have to endure. It takes a remarkable person to come through the other side. Despite reading what is clearly heartbreaking, I enjoyed the story. The positive factor in all this, is the author coming through the other side and then sharing her story. If just one victim of abuse steps forward and seeks the help they need , then sharing her story makes it all worthwhile. This is not a story anyone should have to tell but sadly it happened and it wil ...more
Victor Stoltz
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary story

If one day you woke up with no energy to live, you have to absolutely read the heartbreaking story of the author. She is a survivor, a wonder women who managed to overcome so many obstacles put in front by a cruel fate. I loved the pure way she narrated her story and it truly inspired me! Amazing story! I hope to see the next book from 40s-100s!
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