Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time. As the years pass, his sexual appetite becomes more voracious and his perversion. BELIEVE LIKE A CHILD. When Smiles Fade. AVAILABLE ON: Amazon US banner- final. Amazon UK banner – final. Read A Sample. A. lessa is just seven years. Born and raised in Plymouth Meeting, a small town west of Philadelphia, PA, Paige Dearth was a victim of child rape and spent her early years.
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When Joon is placed with a single mother, Aron, and her two sons, nothing could have prepared her for the cruelty and brutality she would be subjected to over the next four years. I had a terrible foreboding the whole way through that it wasn’t going to end well. Alessa’s home life leaves a lot to be desired, with a mother that constantly berates her over her appearance she is paler and lankier than her siblings and her demeanor.
The story starts out right in the first paragraph when Alessa was 7 years old and is being raped by her uncle. Then one day, while she is at the mall with her mother, Maggie is ripped from her peaceful world forever.
These are just some of my early favorites. This is the third paigr I have read by Paige Dearth, I read them out of order, but that dearyh not effect the story at all.
Jersey Girl Book Reviews: Believe Like A Child by Paige Dearth
She writes real-life horror and refers to her chhild as: A good villain is hard to write. She is forbidden to ever go to Zoe’s house again. But upon reading the first few lines I already had Goosebumps, drarth if I could read such a dark and haunting story I read on to read that Paige’s goal is life was to be a bestselling author.
Catholic Church scandals, Boy Scoutswe can’t adequately treat it. Alessa was so easy to love as a person. So, albeit in a small way, I decided to review this book and promote it as best I could here on the blog.
It’s not only inspirational, it’s also heart wrenching, educational, and thought provoking.
Believe Like a Child
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I don’t actually know if that was her intention but it certainly felt that way to me. I def makes me have a different outlook on the homeless. None of the tiny mistakes will detract from the story, nor would ‘fixing’ them have enhanced the story.
Child abuse, sexual abuse, rape and homelessness do happen but people do survive. Refresh and try again. I can say, from an extremely sensitive and personal standpoint, that this feels extremely unrealistic. Reaching her breaking point she can no longer control the impulse to fight back and finally takes matters into her own hands. You choose to chidl on them to bring about the attention they need.
As compelling and important as the topic of this book was, I had to force myself to finish it. It may take you into a new world of renewed enlightenment to make a difference and change the life of a child.
Combine this with the fast pace of the story and it’s very difficult to get a good grasp on anything. I’ve entered to chilv it through Goodreads giveaways every chance it becomes available and was even starting to consider purchasing it through Amazon, boy am I glad I was finally able to get it through my library!
But what a novel it lile.
It presents a fine balance between what lives on in her imagination and the evil that lurks in the real world. Do not ignore their cries for help, for all they wish is that you will rescue them. Mar 14, Sheri rated s it was amazing Shelves: This was far past just a story, it should be an omen, something everyone should gelieve to a certain extent The author told such a valuable message here.
Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time.
Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth
Buy Never Be Alone Now! Apr 10, Laura rated it it was amazing. There was a lot of graphic rape scenes so those who can’t read that type of thing, this book probably isn’t for you. However, I do not feel as if this book did that very well.
Years after Maggie is abducted, a strange man approaches her with a dangerous proposition and she risks everything to break free of the network of unsavory characters that control her. I’m sure they were written this way to highlight what kind of psige children as well as adults face in these situations.
Paige Dearth – Writing Real Life Horror
Its filled with many emotions: To me, that’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. In Ebby she finds the love and hope of friendship. Jan 28, Sahina Bibi rated it it was amazing. Story telling has always been my way cild expressing life lessons.
There is no magic lile special knowledge that any writer possesses. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Feb 26, MsTiptress rated it it was amazing Shelves: The character was naive to a painful extent to where she walked into obviously dangerous situations and it seemed that the author did this just so that there would be a rape scene every few minutes.