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  1. Behind The Scars by AutumnFireflyx


    “More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.” - Anthony Robbins

    It is believed by many, that your decisions in life shape you, and not the "condition of your lives" but can you really make the decisions you want, in a world where some are treated so unfairly? When living in an abusive home do you really have the option of running away? Because surely, you will be found.
    Meet Faye Waters, A self-proclaimed pessimist - with reason.

     Living in countless abusive homes, she finally found one where she belonged, yet their lived an abusive foster Dad. Faye now lives in a care home, one where she actually belongs but schools a struggle with the countless bullying and physical abusive.

    So Faye does something that many would not even dream of doing, she goes to fight for her country, leaving her old life behind, the abuse, the torment and her well kept secrets, but Faye is about to be shocked with the amount of secrets she's about to find out. After all you have to meet some mean people in order to get to the good...

    "Distance does to love what wind does to fire; it extinguishes the weak and fuels the strong."

    The moment we start reading this book, it is heavy with sadness and tragedy, yet well written. We meet Faye Waters who has had a really hard life. From the horrors she witnessed in an abusive foster home, to the constant bullying she has to endure every day, you can really feel poor Faye's pain.

    Her pain is only increased as we learn of her suicide attempts and the extent of the bullying, which is awful and degrading. In this book, Faye makes a very brave decision and decides to fight for her country, instead of staying behind and dealing with all the problems that she will leave behind.

    This book is beautiful yet so heartbreaking that you just want to reach through the screen and give Faye a big hug. A lot happens to the young girl, but the author manages to make it seem real.

    The prose is simple yet effective and seems to blend well with the message of the story. I will warn you, it is not an easy, or lighthearted read. If you want something to make you cry or feel raw inside, then this book is the one for you. It is so beautifully written and can provoke a lot of emotions. I cried all the way through.

    Book rating: 8/10


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