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The Kindness of Strangers
The Kindness of Strangers
Author: Katrina Kittle
A young widow raising two boys, Sarah Laden is struggling to keep her family together. But when a shocking revelation rips apart the family of her closest friend, Sarah finds herself welcoming yet another troubled young boy into her already tumultuous life. — Jordan, a quiet, reclusive elementary school classmate of Sarah's son Danny, has sur...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060564780
ISBN-10: 0060564784
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Pages: 393
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 306 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Kindness of Strangers on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I absolutely loved this book. It an extremely well-written, tasteful novel about a very delicate subject. The abuse scenes can be disturbing, but isn't all abuse disturbing? A must-read for anyone.
reviewed The Kindness of Strangers on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
I really enjoyed this book. It was definitely a cliff hanger. I would not recommend it to anyone that cannot handle reading about child abuse. That part was very difficult for me, but well worth the read.
sassenach avatar reviewed The Kindness of Strangers on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Wow! I am surprised to say that I loved a book about childhood sexual abuse, but this book was wonderful! While a difficult subject, it is also a terribly important one too. This book takes a compassionate, thoughtful look into a terrible reality. Each chapter is told from a different characters point of view which helps show that abuse affects all those involved very differently. The characters are riveting and you can't help but be pulled in by their story.
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Helpful Score: 9
I really like this book a lot. What a horrific topic, but this story is not so much about the child abuse as how the family helped the boy and took him in their house where they could help him try to heal. I was actually crying at the end of the book, the author did an awesome job with her discriptions,etc. I really felt that I knew these characters and liked them. Worthwile and a quick read. It's worth it.
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Helpful Score: 7
I could not put this book down. As terrifying as the subject matter is, the story and characters are absolutely riveting.
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renegadespiritcat avatar reviewed The Kindness of Strangers on + 175 more book reviews
Wow this book sat on my shelf for over a year before I found the desire to pick it up and read it and I was flat out amazed at the depth and warmth and REALITY within it's scripted story. A heart breaking topic but one that is all too real in many children's lives it surrounds the injured party with love and caring and wraps up very nicely in a happy way. I give it five stars since it kept me spellbound and I finished it in 14 hours time.
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This book is about "a pornography ring of parents abusing and sharing their own children." Some chapters are difficult to read, but Ms Kittle gives us plenty of examples of "The Kindness of Strangers."
reviewed The Kindness of Strangers on + 3 more book reviews
DIfficult subject matter, but hard to put down. Good read.


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