Mommy? No!: An Adopted Child's Chronicle of Abuse and Reunification
|Rating||:||4.13 (697 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||232 Pages|
Victim Blaming of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors E. Kohler The author retells to his reader his experience with child sexual abused. Molested by his Aunt, he goes on to speculate this about his experience:"When a child is punished with physical abuse but rewarded or validated after sexual abuse, does the understanding of what is right and what is wrong become occluded?"The author suggests that children of child sexual abuse no longer retain the ability to understand right from wrong. Although posed as a question, ultima. "Five Stars" according to Christy. Great read, definitely an emotional roller coaster effect.
From the get-go you will connect with Tony’s life-story. As he tells his story we join in his journey to survive, triumph over all diversity, and steadfastly cling to hope.Eventually, when Tony finds his bio-mother and siblings, his other family, we are witness to a fantastic transformation as he enters a world completely different than the hellhole he’s known. That said; you will keep coming back until you know the whole story.Few books, based on true accounts, take you on the emotional ride as this book. We, as his audience, suffer along with him.Warning: You may feel a need to put this book down, rest awhile, and then resume your reading. From start to finish, you, like Tony want to believe it is all a bad dream from which you will eventually awaken. It is then, we see him wrapping his mind around the horrible yesterdays he’s known at the hands of his adoptive mother, and we watch and listen as he takes us on another emotional journey of hope, renewal, love and acceptance.Tony is the keeper of his past history, knowing full well, that it continues as he embraces his new family. We, as readers, see Tony in the beginning in all the innocence of a child. All the while trying to make sense of the senseless, often life-threatening abuse he suffered at the hands of his adoptive mother.Tony has a story to tell. It is then; we see clearly the events played out in real-time. Tony, a biracial child of Filipino and Caucasian heritage, weaves a revealing saga