Powerful And Painful
Girl A by Abigail Dean is a heart wrenching contemporary tale that will upset and disturb because it feels as if it could be true. Abigail Dean has written it so well that we could be hearing about a true life case. The reader’s emotional response is directed by Abigail Dean’s powerful narrative.
The story is told through the eyes of Girl A. We ‘experience’ her emotions and responses. She and her siblings were subjected to some very twisted behaviour from their parents who ‘found’ religion and did not interpret it correctly. What started out as protection from the world soon morphed into cruelty and neglect. Girl A shares her thoughts, fears and feelings with the reader.
Girl A is a truly heart breaking read. Children should be nourished and loved with care. The novel is extremely difficult to read as the situation is painful in the extreme.
Abigail Dean has written the whole novel with compassion and care for the children. Girl A and Girl C in particular filled my heart and soul.
Girl A is powerful and painful.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.