The Girl Nobody Wants by Lily O'Brien

The Girl Nobody Wants

By Lily O'Brien

  • Release Date: 2011-11-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 70 Ratings
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Description

"It's my 40th birthday today and I'm trying to smile, but as I look in the mirror all I can see is an empty shell, someone waiting to die... You could never tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me, as I dress clean and I keep myself tidy, and I have a smile on my face that hides my emotions and over the years I've become an expert at hiding behind it" This is the shocking true story of an innocent girl abused by the very people who said they would take good care of her. Lilly's family began the path to her destruction - they used and abused her - but they never ever wanted or loved her. The little girl was sexually physically and emotionally abused by many people around her who were able to hide behind the security of Ireland's Catholic Church-run institutions. She also suffered at the hands of other people around them who they called their friends. You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lilly was never given that chance - her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die." A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies.

Reviews

  • Wow!

    5
    By Shelly23*
    A story of abuse that will shock you. How any person could treat another person like that, let alone a child I will never be able to understand. It takes a strong brave women to survive a life like that. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered and is still suffering from abuse of any form. It's cruel and unforgivable. Everyone deserves a childhood!
  • the girl nobody wants.

    5
    By Lorna byrne
    what a brave and corageous woman. what a sad childhood she has had. I enjoyed the book it brought me to tears, i wish her and her family well.
  • Incredibly sad

    5
    By GëmGëm
    Terribly sad to read. I hope Lily is ok now, I can't believe what she went through. So sad :(
  • The girl nobody wants

    5
    By Dianneloumoss
    What a touching moving and heartfelt story of the hell of children's homes in Ireland ... Thank goodness things have progressed so much since then and many who caused such heart ache and wasted children's lives are now being brought to justice ... Lily you re story of survival is beautiful and the fact that you took the time to write it all down has made many like me feel less alone ... Thankyou and good luck moving on with your life ! You are a true inspiration to many you will never even know !
  • The girl nobody wants

    5
    By Rach091181
    A heartbreaking and too familiar story. How people can treat another person like this is beyond belief.
  • The girl no one wanted

    3
    By Suckley85
    Good read but you can choose to carry on being a victim or you can choose to live your life meaningfully.
  • The girl nobody wants

    4
    By PrincessKirst
    A sad tale, however it's a good read and I really felt for all involved in this book.
  • Heart wrenching

    4
    By Suej62
    A very moving story
  • The Girl nobody wants

    5
    By Ellen Davis
    Great read, but heart breaking. Your a true survivor
  • Beautiful

    5
    By Shazza2376
    Heart breaking but a beautiful story to read.

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