Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Book Title: She Wasn't Allowed to Giggle
Author: Lavinia Thompson
Publisher: Self-Published
ASIN: B005qtx282

Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.” ~ Dianne Feinstein

It has been written that in order for someone to become a survivor of domestic abuse, one must open their wounds and let them bleed. This author as done just that by writing her feelings of pain and anguish in poetry form. She was a victim of abuse both physically and sexually which started when she was a young girl, by someone she knew. Lavinia must bleed from these wounds many times before she could heal completely. She has dissected all the memories and fear she had experienced during this awful time. Finally, when Lavinia becomes empty of this emotions, she finds her strength and courage to live beyond her past. She is reformed in her heart and her thinking of how she views the world around her. Happy ending? Just have to read til the end...

A comforting read for people that have experienced abuse and also for people who may want to understand what someone has gone through. Author wants her voice to be heard, and also to give other survivors the peace of mind that they are not alone and there is still hope for them to have a beautiful life to live.