This is a great book about secrets and what they do to people and families. It's an incredible story of what people can endure in the most frightening and difficult circumstances and how it affects their lives. A look at war, the human soul, family, religion and identity.
It's amazing that this book is as entertaining as it is being about a child's eye view of poverty and the weight of the catholic church on a child's thought processes at such an early age. Excellent book!
A well written true crime book. It really gives you some insight into the people involved and makes the story much deeper. It doesn't explain how this kid could have come to commit such a crime because apparently he has been silent about that part of it but it give you so much info on his background as well as hers making the people so real. So often when you hear a news report about a murder it's in the most basic terms but this book is well researched and won't leave you without that information that brings some sort of understanding about the relationships and circumstances that eventually took such a tragic turn for them both.
Fascinating look at what one human is capable of. This case seems to have been the catalyst for many of today's horror/slasher stories, urban legends and movies. Also a testament to what child abuse can do to a person and how powerful the parent relationship is in determining someone's future personality.
I loved this book, but I;ve loved all of Sitchin's books. This is a wonderful update based on new discoveries in science and how they fall right into line with Sitchin's theories on the creation of man and how it all relates to the bible.
It's almost impossible to believe a person could do these things but especially to his own family and his own children. It's a devastating story. It's hard to put the book down because one page is more horrible and eye opening than the next.
This book helps you see your mother as she really is not as you're accustomed to seeing her. It can be difficult to remember your mother is a person with a history you don't know everything about and this book helps you see her in a new light.
Also interesting to note it's written by John Cleese's wife.
This is a powerful book and very readable. It's a stunning expose of the one of those Christian "reform" Schools in addition to being an amazing story of resilience and love between adoptive siblings. An excellent read.