Review : Abandoned by Anya Peters
About the book:
‘I was used to Daddy screaming “Whore’s child” at me, over and over again. But I couldn’t get used to the shame I felt afterwards. ’
Little Anya grew up in terror of the man she knew as ‘daddy’ – her drunken, bullying uncle who sexually abused her from the age of six. The only person she could trust was he woman she called ‘Mummy’.
When Anya’s uncle got careless and he began abusing her in front of the other children, Anya cracked. All her terrible secrets came pouring out. Then one day the only woman who loved her- her ‘Mummy’ – Left. After years of trying to overcome her childhood pain, Anya ended up homeless and living in her car on the streets of London.
‘Abandoned’ is Anya’s harrowing account of her ruined childhood and the inspirational story of how she painfully began to piece her life back together.
I admit..! I almost skipped the first half of the book..!! ‘Anya peters’ was sexually abused by her uncle when she was only a child. The abuse scenes are so descriptive in this book that I just couldn’t get into reading them! Reading about what happened to her just made me cringe many a times! The second half of the book talks about her homelessness as an adult and how she tries to piece her life back together.Apart from this, the book is also about survival and courage! Its truly a wonder that a child survived through all this!
Its such a heartbreaking book, that I just don't know what more I should write about it.
‘Anya Peters‘ is an amazing writer and I truly hope she writes a fiction book in future!