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May 15, 2012 Inge rated it really liked it
Shelves: emotional, non-fiction

This is a story about a brave girl who went through a lot of tough shit. I could feel her hurt and betrayal through every word. Nobody should have to go through what she went through. It was terrible, but she came out strong. I can only admire Cassie for what she has accomplished as an adult and wish her all the best in her future life.

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Apr 25, 2012 Den rated it really liked it
Shelves: true, 2012

These stories always amaze me - some people are so unbelievably strong and don't realise it. No one should have to put up with half of what Cassie had to endure and I applaud her for getting through it and coming out the other side with a wonderful husband two doting daughters.
Her mum never wanted her and treated her as a nobody. Her dad was a wimp and I couldn't bring myself to like him either - he wouldn't stand up for Cassie in front of her mum as then she had a 'illness' attack - and that c

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Jul 27, 2010 ✟Sabrina Rutter✟ rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-abuse, i-own

Cassie Harte was born to a mother who never wanted her, and a father who could never stand up to that mother for the cruel way she treated their little daughter. There were no hugs, no birthday parties, no christmas worth remembering for little Cassie. That in itself was bad enough, but for Cassie there was a whole lot more heartache in store.
I have to say that I'm amazed by this womans strength, the things she has accomplished, and her sheer will to live. So many people in her situtation would


Vicky Ryan

Feb 23, 2013 Vicky Ryan rated it it was amazing

Very sad book, i would have loved to have given her the biggest hug whilst reading this and tell her it would be ok. Such a sad story of a lonely child whos siblings were treated like gold and she was like a piece of dirt that came off a shoe. Her mother hated her with a passion for no good reason even turning a blind eye while her daughter was abused for years and calling her a liar when Cassie dared to speak out. It will bring a tear to anyones eye, it certainly did to mine.


Sep 14, 2012 Suzy rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction

This is a deeply emotional story of extreme sexual abuse, and terrible child abuse. It was very well written (I don't know what the other reviewer was talking about when she said the book was repetitive - the author's life was repetitive, these aweful things repetatively happened to her). If you can stomach the subject matter, it's definitely worth a read.

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May 14, 2014 Pam rated it liked it

What an amazing true story and how brave of the author to share it with the world. To grow up in a house where you are not loved is hard to imagine (having come from a very loving household) but the horrors Cassie faced were unthinkable! What a poignant story!

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May 17, 2012 Ashley rated it liked it

I don't know if I just have a heart for these books, but this was one I really enjoyed. I particularly liked reading about her childhood, about her memories, about her troubling problems.

I felt bad for her, particularly in regards to her "uncle".

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Aug 30, 2012 Vaira rated it it was amazing

Once again I am rating a book with 5 stars, but the thing is - I am not a great reader and only go past page 30 if I love it. I read this book in one day and cried like a baby. Worth reading if you don't mind getting a little upset.

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Janet Randon

Nov 08, 2011 Janet Randon rated it really liked it

This was a dreadful life and one that no one should have to go through. It made me cry and yet amazed at how she turned her life around. She should have been a credit to her Mother not a trial. She makes me feel humble.

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Aug 29, 2010 Giulia rated it really liked it

A girl who got abused by her father since she was young. She have no one to turn to and a mother who doesn't believe her. It's a heart breaking true story that's gonna make you realise how lucky you are.

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Ruby Coll

Jan 01, 2010 Ruby Coll rated it it was amazing

This Book Was soo sad, Cassie Harte Is Such an Insperation To us, what she went through was real emotional Disturbing Abuse, I hope she goes far, she deserves to be happy.

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Aug 28, 2010 Kerridwen rated it really liked it

I found it extremely sad, and was very upset that she could not see her son anymore.. not much I can say really, you have to read it to get the full emotions.

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Mssandra Caraballo

Aug 29, 2013 Mssandra Caraballo rated it really liked it

This book made me absolutely cry and infuriated with some of today's parents. There are some people who should just not be allowed to have children!

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Jan 16, 2010 Bethany rated it it was amazing

so sad i read it all in 1 day and was cryin all the way through the book

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Feb 07, 2014 Yashin! rated it it was amazing

awsome story and exactly as my own life story too... love it

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Apr 23, 2010 Yvonne rated it it was amazing

Sad story and it brought me to tears towards the end of the book .

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Nov 25, 2013 Rope rated it it was amazing

this story is amazing and its like a life lesson that we can use it .

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Jan 14, 2012 Sherry rated it it was amazing
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Recommended to Sherry by: no one I found it on

This was a sad horrific tell of one little girl trying to find love from someone who wouldn't hurt her, her mom. Cassie held on to the hope that someday she would be good enough for this person to love her just a little. She sought out protection from the one person who was suppose to pretect her no matter what, but just kept throwing her into the fire. If it hadn't been for Cassies's best friend Claire and her family Cassie may not have made it.

It is a terrible thing when A child tries to hold


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deb tattan

Apr 27, 2015 deb tattan rated it it was amazing review of another edition

Hope for Cassie

Kept me interested. Kept waiting and hoping Cassie would get the answers she so desperately wanted. To make a life from such brutal abuse was commendable. Couldn't put book down.

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Bev Spiller

Jul 06, 2015 Bev Spiller rated it really liked it
Shelves: bevs-challenge

very sad to think that people have to live like this x

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