Re s also advice Scarlett would now give her eight year old self The investigation into this case is still ongoing What an inspirational read this isI would like to thank NetGalley Mirror Books and the author Scarlett Jones for my ARC in exchange for an honest review Thank you to Netgalley and Mirror books for the arc of this bookTW TRIGGER WARNING This was a 5 star read for me it was a really emotional book to read about what happened in this book it was well written and uick to read i would recommend this to anyone who likes reading this style of book about child abuse and how it impacts the child involved i felt really sad for the main girl in this book and how she suffered at the hand of abuse not for the faint hearted Scarlett Jones not her real name is an incredible woman and amazing talented author Her start in life was so sad a mother who doesn t appear to want or be capable of loving her children and a paternal family rife with child sexual abusers Scarlett was groomed by her father from an early age and the sexual abuse started age when she was just eight years old It is no wonder that she did not now what a healthy relationship should be and was targeted by another abusive man and fell prey to child sexual exploitation which is now part of the ongoing investigation in TelfordThe book is written in such a touching way with Scarlett writing as she recalls her memories as a child and interspersing this with advice she would now give the child Scarlett It really is a wonderful book full of hope and shows how women in Scarlett s position can not only survive but actually thriveI wish Scarlett all the very best for the futureThanks to NetGalley for a Kindle copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Scarlett had been groomed by her father from an early age She was sexually abused y him when she was just eight years old Whilst walking home from school she is befriended by a young man called Ed He tells her that his friend wants to meet her She agrees and Ed takes her to his house But theres nomfriend waiting to meet Scarlett Ed is part of a vicious grooming gangThis is uite a distressing book to read We hear so much about sex trafficking grooming sexual abuse and the violence these women had to endure This is Scarlett s own account of thena usage suffered from her father and Ed There s also advice Scarlett would now give her eight year old self The investigation into this case is still ongoing What an inspirational read this is I would like to thank NetGalley Mirror Books and the author Scarlett Jones for my ARC in exchange for an honest review This book was very sad just like most books about child abuse Our main character Scarlet has anything but a normal life Verbally abused by her mother and sexually abused by her father Scarlet just doesn t now where to turn What I found was very interesting and different about this book was our author when she talks about what happened to her as a child she then goes on small breaks and talks about how she feels looking back on it as an adult It was very different from what I ve read in other abuse cases but it puts small light breaks into what could have been a very dark and depressing read I did find it very sad how Scarlet s mother didn t seem to noti. That a friend of his is een to meet her Scarlett eventually agrees and Ed takes her to his houseBut there is no friend waiting for themAs her life is torn apart by a vicious grooming gang Scarlett begins to believe thi.
Ce or care that her daughter was being abused by her father How could she let those terrible things happen to her own flesh and blood and not step in and do anything It isn t long before Scarlet meets Ed and that is when the story really takes off Very sad story but it was nice to see that there was a silver lining and just because terrible things happen to you in the past doesn t mean that you are destined for the ind of sorrow So many terrible things happened to Scarlet both when she was living with her abuser but it also showed how the abuse doesn t always stop even though they are under different roofs If you like books with sad events then this is one that you should check out Thank you Scarlet Jones and Mirror books for allowing me to read this novel I enjoyed it very much The first words that come to mind when I think about what I want to say about Just A Girl are horrific shocking and heartbreaking But then a moment later and I think strength determination and resilience This book is the story of Scarlett and the horrendous abuse that she suffered for many years She was abused in probably every way possible She grew up being abused so much so that she thought it was normal to be treated like that she actually expected it No child asks to be abused no teenager asks to be abused and no adult asks to be abused The fact that it continues to happen in society is sickening and yes they are incredibly difficult to read But I personally think it s all to easy for some people to ignore it and pretend that things like this don t happen in their world So memoirs like this are important to raise awareness of what some people suffer through But I also think they are important as they show other people who have been or are being abused that there is hope that things can get better that they can survive and rise out of the hell that they are inI can t imagine having to go through what Scarlett has or how brave she has had to be over the years She has done a wonderful job with detailing what she went through in a raw and honest way At the end of each chapter was a section written by Scarlett in the current day where she tells young Scarlett what she wishes she could have been told back then Her journey from hell to the inspirational woman she is today is amazingThank you to NetGalley and Mirror Books for an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review This is a haunting memoir told with unerring honesty and candour What Scarlett has endured at the hands of her father her boyfriend her community extended family and then the family courts and judicial system is uite simply unimaginable Were this a novel reviewers may say it was too much too unbelievable but this is Scarlett s life and a life she has put to incredibly good use by her involvement in The Holly Project providing an enuiry into CSE in Telford and to help other young victims of CSE Where so many would have uite forgivably buckled under the weight of so much trauma Scarlett has fought back been an excellent mother and now will help all those other little Scarletts The women have the courage to come forward and the organisations commit to tackling it we can work towards ridding our towns and cities of sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation. S is just how her world should be In her darkest hour will she find the courage to confront her abusers and seek justiceThis is the heart breaking story of a destroyed childhood and how our past must not shape our future.
Just a Girl by Scarlett Jones is the heartbreaking true account of a woman who was sexually abused from the age of eight at the hands of her own father While this is horrific in and of itself things get even worse for Scarlett when she manages to escape the evil clutches of her family and falls into unimaginable circumstances when she meet A tragic and shocking tale and a compelling page turnerWow Sometimes you read something and think most of us just now nothing The author of this terrible story is a similar age to me in fact she s four years younger But she s been through so much than you could ever imagineShe was named after the Gone with the Wind character her mum was reading the book when she went into hospital to have her daughter That all sounds so lovely Her home life was anything but Unexpectedly when you consider how her childhood was her mum became a foster parent But she s like no other foster carer you ve read about before Unbelievable considering she hardly looked after her own flesh and blood Scarlett was just 8 when these unspeakable things were done to her By her own father It just beggars belief And that was just the start But sadly you hear of this all too often there are many such memoirs Written in a simple conversational style her tale just pours out and The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse keeps you turning the pages it all moves along uickly A difficult read of course because of the content shocking graphic But sometimes you re just drawn to these memoirs To try to understand Of course you never can And to marvel how people get through such terrible times like this You re compelled to read on just hoping things will be better and come right for her one day So many things happen to her There s so much to overcome So brave that she s told her story and is now helping others ReviewTruly amazing inspirational story Unfortunately there are so many of these stories and I hope one day with enough time and effort there will a drastic change in domestic abuse ect but for now we can only admire the ones who manage to get out I read this book in four hours it spoke to me because I had similar background The pure emotions within this book is astounding I would recommend this book to anyone It truly is inspiring to see such a woman come through with some light still left inside her Unlike some books shenows you can never fully get over the past abuse be it physically mentally or emotionally You can only learn to cope with it it will always be there but it doesn t have to be your whole life You can have love and happiness This book will give you hopeThank you to NetgalleyScarlett JonesMirror Books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review Scarlett had been groomed by her father from an early age She was sexually abused by him when she was just eight years old Whilst walking home from school she is befriended by a young man called Ed He tells her that his friend wants to meet her Scarlett agrees and Ed takes her to his house But theres no friend waiting to meet Scarlett Ed is part of a vicious grooming gangThis is uite a distressing book to read We hear so much about sex trafficking grooming sexual abuse and the violence these women had to endure This is Scarlett s own account of the abuse she suffered from her father and Ed The. Subjected to constant sexual abuse at the hands of her father she cannot see a way to escape Until one day things go from bad to worseWalking home from school Scarlett is befriended by a young man called Ed who tells her.