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Horrific and Eye-Opening

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Reviewed: 21-10-2019

This book is a must-read for anyone working or interested in child advocacy and child protection. The horrific and vile abuse sustained by David as a young child is difficult to hear about but absolutely essential to the understanding of the reality of abuse through the eyes of a survivor. I thank the author immensely for the courage and strength they found to share this intimate story.

Gut-wrenching and Beautiful

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Reviewed: 02-09-2019

Hunger by Roxanne Gay is the gut-wrenching memoir of disorder and desperation. This book is a love-letter to the body, as well as an arrow in its heart. Gay explores her history of eating disorders, self-harm and sexual assault in an honest and confronting manner. I recommend this book to anyone who considers themselves to be dedicated to body liberation. Roxanne embodies, in Hunger, one of the most marginalised experiences within body liberation and this beautiful piece of work demands respect and attention.

Delicious

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Reviewed: 16-08-2019

Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen in a witty and subversive punch at diet culture and widely accepted narrative that we must shrink our bodies in order to be acceptable. Sofie made me laugh and cry in this book, and her narration brought out all of the delicious humour and nuance. 10/10. I’ll be keeping this to listen to again.

Kept me guessing all the way through

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Reviewed: 24-07-2019

Frances Vick pulled me in with this book. Two Little Girls revolves around the disappearance of a young girl, Lisa Cook, and the rumours, lies, curiosities and pressures surrounding those involved. I recommend this book to all crime-fiction thriller lovers, and I recommend Frances Vick as an author overall. I am excited to read more of her work.
The narration in this audiobook is also fantastic. Imogen Greenwood brought this book to life with her emotive and clear voice. 5/5 all around. Well done.

Great read, great listen.

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Reviewed: 11-07-2019

J.G Roberts has me hooked and waiting in suspense for the second addition to the DCI Rachel Hart series. Little Girl missing tells the story of the disappearance of a young child in a broken family. This book kept me guessing and theorising all the way through. The writing was engaging and gripping. The voice acting for this audiobook was fantastic. Character voice distinctions were very well done and emotion was conveyed brilliantly. Great read, great listen.

Tragic, Heartbreaking.

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Reviewed: 23-06-2019

This book by John Glatt reveals the deep details of a tragic and heartbreaking story of a little boy, Garnett, and his struggle for life. This book too reveals the life of Garnett's mother, Lacey, and her struggle with a factitious disorder imposed on another, or Munchhausen by proxy. The book did occasionally repeat mundane details, and this slowed down the experience but overall this book is fantastic and incredibly sad.

Life Changing

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Reviewed: 23-06-2019

Megan Jayne Crabbe set my recovery in motion in this kind, intelligent and brutal dissection of diet culture and self love. I 100% recommend this book to everyone.

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Thank you Jess Baker

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Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Jess Baker has done it again in this witty, thoughtful and open memoir of her history with body image, body shame, and navigating diet culture, religious restrictions and relationships.

This is a must read for anyone recovering from chronic dieting, body image struggles or eating disorders. The motif that all bodies have a right to exist is something that I and many others desperately need to hear.

Warning for graphic content

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Reviewed: 06-11-2018

Readers, please be warned that this book contains some graphic sexual abuse scenes involving children as well as self harm scenes, and as such may be harmful to readers who have experienced, or those who are disturbed by, such things. Stay safe, happy reading to you all.

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Great start to the series.

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Reviewed: 18-10-2018

Interesting and mysterious storyline. I enjoyed it very much. The narration is incredible. The actress did an amazing job at distinguishing the different voices of the characters, she really brought the story to life. I will continue on with the series.