Sarah's Reviews > Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began

Saving Alex by Alex Cooper
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really liked it
bookshelves: abuse, audiobooks, memoir-biography, nonfiction, legal, queer, spiritual, ya

** spoiler alert ** A real gut punch of a story, but the ending feels unfinished. The physical violence she suffered is terrible but the way she makes excuses for her parents enabling that violence and for the emotional violence of them still not believing her is sad. I would love to see a follow up book in 10 years when she realizes that she doesn't have to forgive the parents who continue to abuse her with silence and lack of support.
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Reading Progress

May 11, 2016 – Started Reading
May 14, 2016 – Shelved
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: abuse
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: audiobooks
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: memoir-biography
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: nonfiction
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: legal
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: queer
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: spiritual
May 14, 2016 – Shelved as: ya
May 14, 2016 –
63.0%
May 16, 2016 – Finished Reading

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