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Runaway: Wild Child, Working Girl, Survivor #2019

Runaway Wild Child Working Girl Survivor Adopted at birth in Emily enjoyed a golden childhood attending private schools and going to dancing lessons Things changed when Emily was seven years old and her mother turned on her suddenly

  • Title: Runaway: Wild Child, Working Girl, Survivor
  • Author: EmilyMacKenzie
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Runaway: Wild Child, Working Girl, Survivor By EmilyMacKenzie, Adopted at birth in 1956, Emily enjoyed a golden childhood, attending private schools and going to dancing lessons Things changed when Emily was seven years old and her mother turned on her, suddenly viewing her daughter as a rival She became addicted to beating her and encouraged her new husband, a narcissistic bully, to use his rhino whip on her By the time Emily wasAdopted at birth in 1956, Emily enjoyed a golden childhood, attending private schools and going to dancing lessons Things changed when Emily was seven years old and her mother turned on her, suddenly viewing her daughter as a rival She became addicted to beating her and encouraged her new husband, a narcissistic bully, to use his rhino whip on her By the time Emily was twelve, he was sexually abusing her.Emily found her way into the care system, where she was vulnerable to the worst excesses of male violence She ran away to London and was drawn into life as an underage prostitute, servicing perverted clients It was only when she was almost murdered that she turned her life around Set principally between 1966 and 1972, Runaway is a shocking book that brilliantly captures the sleazy Soho of the period, and exposes the frightening conditions in which many children were kept in care.

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    1. Shatteringly brilliant I read this as I am researching the Sixties and thought it was about someone who ran away to London Well not exactly it is about someone, Emily, who ran away from abuse so far so depressing However the brilliance is in the honesty of Emily s reflections and the expertise she has developed as a professional counsellor who is determined to improve the care system in the UK But this isn t a dry academic recounting of her childhood problems, it is a visceral and brutally hones [...]

    2. Disturbing yet gripping memoir the author suffered at the hands of her adoptive parents and then later in care and ended up running away and living on the streets in London before eventually finding her way Told in a straightforward way, the author makes no excuses for her wrong choices but is equally critical of those that abused her or chose to ignore permit the abuse Nevertheless, she admits to rarely trying to tell anyone what was going on, despite being given opportunities to do so, but exp [...]

    3. I s been a while since I last read this sort of book, but, as sad as the topic was, I really enjoyed reading it Poor Emily went through hell with an abusive adoptive mother and stepfather, then even worse was to come when she entered the care system This is something that goes on under our noses everyday Emily was brave to tell her story and strong enough to get through it and move on now in a position to help others.

    4. A horrific but true story It was one of the books that I couldn t stop to read it I was shocked on every page.

    5. This autobiography is a heart breaking story of an abused child I would urge everyone to read this and open their eyes to the neglect and abuse that children go through.

    6. A very good book but it is a very touchy subject but it s done in a way that makes you want to keep reading I was so happy to find out that Emily turned her life around in the end I just wish she would stop blaming her self for what happened to her It makes you think that in the 70s there must of been a lot of child abuse happening but no one really talk about it It makes me sick that no one did anything about at the time in till now just show you how messed up this world is sorry about the gram [...]

    7. Easy to read yet emotionally unpleasant But story had to be told Author had done an amazing work with very right conclusions in the end Don t regret that I read it, it gives insights to the lives of runway children and homeless.

    8. This book broke my heart but it was incredible Emily has an incredible story which should be heard so that what she went through is never repeated.

    9. Strange feelingsReading this book was interesting because of a few minor issues Writing ok Storyline ok But having been through some of what Emily described made me wonder about exactly what happened to Emily Are some points embellished Possibly Or it could just be me, I am really not sure.

    10. Disturbing As this book is purported to beedtVery sad true ,I found out very disturbing ,Why do human beings treat others in this way ,

    11. If this had been a work of fiction I d be sitting here complaining it was too over the top, it wasn t realistic enough, it s too unlikely that bad thing after bad thing could happen like that with not a single glimmer of hope at any point But this wasn t fiction, it was real life And all that really DID happen Shocking does not even cover it The book ends when Emily has just turned 16, but the amount of crap she d been through could have filled a life many years older than that I knew this would [...]

    12. This book was a bomb I thought I wouldn t feel amazed of the story plot based on the summary of the story After a few chapters, I felt so heartbroken for this girl, Emily, for being a traumatized girl, who was verbally abused by her supposedly mother turned out to be her stepmother , then physically raped by the stepfather and another few young men she met in the pub After going through confinement in the boarding school, run away to be a prostitute, being raped and was forced to abort her unbor [...]

    13. Even though I knew it was coming, the abuse was still very hard to read Boils my blood reading about the horrible things Emily went through Some of the bits became quite repetitive which the author acknowledged but I understand the need for it Very fast read, informative look into Britain s social justice system in the late 60s till early 70s.

    14. Very hard to rate this one I ve read a lot of books in this genre but this was one of the most harrowing But so good that she did well for herself in the end after all she s been through.

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