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Audrey Grant

Friday, January 4, 2013

Damaged ~ 3 Stars

Damaged: A Violated Trust (Secrets, #3)Damaged: A Violated Trust by Melody Carlson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is not an easy one to write a review on. It is well written and the Author gets inside the heart, mind and feelings of the main character but the subject matter is pretty rough and so I would have to recommend discretion on who reads this.
Having been (SPOILER ALERT) raped as a young teen myself, Melody did a good job of writing the emotions, thoughts, fears and PTSD that comes from it.
But I think it would best be read as a recovery tool for those who have gone through it than as a preventative. It is a little to detailed and graphic for girls like my daughter whom I am trying to keep innocent as long as I can.
That being said, the difference is, my husband and I both are very checked into what and who is in our children's lives. There is no on their own for hours to let trouble find them, or them find trouble.
I do think that this is a book that every parent of a teenager should read! Whether they be boy or girl. It will make them far more aware and maybe able to watch, teach and prevent something like this happening in their child's life!

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