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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There was no one she could turn to, even after she told her mother of the abuse. Though Alessa’s bittersweet journey is perpetually fraught with challenges, she does, nevertheless, manage to find fleeting moments of joy along the way. Nov 02, Cassi rated it it was amazing. Believe Like A Child is the story of Alessa’s journey to overcome paigge horrifying abuse she has endured, and to find the inner strength and determination to be a survivor no matter what it will cost her.
I’m not even going to delve into the ending which led me tears, that is something you’re going to have to read about for yourself. My inspiration comes from wanting to make people aware that human sex trafficking happens all over the world.
The topic is something that needs to be spoken about, and kudos to the author for being brave enough to tackle it, particularly because she herself suffered sexual abuse. This is an absol Wow Obviously, I felt extremely bad for her, and in a way I think the bracing format that described everything exactly as it happened is a good way to go about telling these kinds of stories.
Once Born Mobster is off to my editor I am already brainstorming with myself about my next book, it is going to be about a young homeless girl on the streets of Philadelphia.
For her courage, for the unbelievable story of bravery and inspiration, and for the bold truth that this book is, I highly rate and admire Paige and her story and thank her for sending me her book, and hope that she will take this review as a statement and testament that chiod dreams have already come true: Paige waited for the birth of her daughter and when the baby was just eight months old, moved back to Pennsylvania.
She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one.
Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth
I was determined to give deartg daughter a good life. Her mother made one bad decision. It drew me in from the beginning with a story so honest, so terrible that you knew the author had been there, done that.
Wouldn’t someone have questioned this child, considering the different systems the girls were helped by? It also seemed to fit it well with the overall feeling of the story.
She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one. Born and raised in Plymouth Meeting, a small town west of Philadelphia, Paige Dearth was a victim of child rape and spent her early years yearning for a better life. You could tell she knew exactly what was going on even before Alessa grew old enough to understand what deartg happening to her and she told her Mother.
But deatth she begins to settle down, a ghost from the past comes to haunt her again, threatening to destroy the very foundation of her small world and plunging her back into piage abyss of despair, until she makes her final bid for escape. This is an absolute MUST read, I think you will love but it is very graphic and will make you cringe.
Paige Dearth – Jessica’s Reading Room
Books are food for bellieve soul! In this book, the author switches back and forth between proper English and “urban” English. I think a drop in center would have fit the story better. And then there were inconsistencies She wants her readers to be thinking about the story long after they have turned the last page.
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Believe Like a Child
But even this savior isn’t what he seems. I thought this book was a bit better written than her other book, even though this one was the first one. When I was seven years old the bullies in my class almost killed me; my father was angry that I let it happen but he always hated me. The dramatic and surprising ending is one that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. This is something I can’t agree with and she kept on being victimized from every angle.
Stories teach lessons and Paige hopes that awareness through fiction creates prevention. This will give you nightmares, dreams, and goals. It just all turned too nice too quickly. Stories teach lessons and Paige hopes that awareness through fiction creates prevention.
So, with that short synopsis, you can see why this book is definitely an intense read. So when grandma passes away; when Alessa is six, she is devastated.
Once I did, it felt very empty. But what a novel it is. Nov 15, Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: My name is Tony.
After suffering sexual, mental, be,ieve physical abuse from just about everyone she meets, homelessness, and betrayal she never gives up hope. This story is an awesome read, a tear jerker, dramatic and should be told over and over again.
I commend Alessa, she is strong, determined, smart, caring, everything you shouldn’t find in a person that has endured everything that she has.
I love to read. Mar 14, Sheri rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love music and find much of it inspirational and enjoyable. Oh, and I like Vodka and cranberry with lime on the lip or a large glass of red wine.
Afterward, I drink my coffee and read. Through the whole book I kept thinking, was it the authors intention to just keep giving Alessa the short end of the stick or was she trying to say that anyone that gets raped from that young of an age is bound to live a terrifyingly brutal and potentially harmful life?
About to hit rock bottom, Alessa manages to break away from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused women.
I like the twist at the end but it wasn’t enough to redeem the rest of the book.