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Tears Of The Silenced by Misty Griffin (36)

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Mango (December 3, 2019)
  • ISBN: 9781642502503




A true story of child abuse. When Misty Griffin was six years old, her family started to live and dress like the Amish. Misty and her sister were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch and subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse, and extreme physical violence. Their step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door to make sure the young girls were too terrified to try to escape. No rescue would ever come since the few people who knew they existed did not care.

Misty left the Amish 13 years ago and is currently a nursing student.


REVIEW:
At moments, this was a tough book to read.
You feel dirty at times, witnessing the abuse these two girls, their grandmother and their aunt suffered through the book. It almost felt wrong to read it.
But there is a message there.
Moving forward is possible.
You won't feel it at that moment, in that space in time, but it is there. Just like it was for Misty. She took that power into her own hands.
She is a voice for all of those silenced victims in the Amish community.
As a worldly person, I am left wondering how we as a people can allow this to continue. If you read this book, you will be affected. You will probably ask how people can turn a blind eye based on religion.
I did, at least.
I read my Bible every single day, and the teachings I learn from God within that book say nothing about abuse and being a sexual predator.
At least there is a happy ending to the story.



5/5




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