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"It's my 40th birthday today and I'm trying to smile, but as I look in the mirror all I can see is an empty shell, someone waiting to die... You could never tell that anything was wrong with me by just looking at me, as I dress clean and I keep myself tidy, and I have a smile on my face that hides my emotions and over the years I've become an expert at hiding behind it" This is the shocking true story of an innocent girl abused by the very people who said they would take good care of her. Lilly's family began the path to her destruction - they used and abused her - but they never ever wanted or loved her. The little girl was sexually physically and emotionally abused by many people around her who were able to hide behind the security of Ireland's Catholic Church-run institutions. She also suffered at the hands of other people around them who they called their friends. You only get one chance to live your life as a child, but Lilly was never given that chance - her childhood was taken from her before it ever begun. From the age of four, when she was first sexually abused, her life changed forever; when she walked through the institution's doors in Ireland, her life continued along the same path that has destroyed her soul. Her emotional pain is as strong today as it was the day it began and will never leave her alone. "When I go to sleep it's in my head and when I wake up I can see it in the mirror and I am only waiting to die." A child abuse story that will stay with you forever and one that you will talk about for many years to come, The Girl Nobody Wants is a harrowing true story that will appeal to fans of biographies.

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The Girl Nobody Wants
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The girl nobody wants
March 27th, 2015
One of the most moving books ive read heartbreaking but i couldnt put it down what these children went though is unbelieveable. Definately worth reading
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Great title
February 4th, 2015
This eye opening, heart breaking story made me feel sick. That anyone could treat another human being let alone a child in this manner is deplorable. Wonderfully port rayed.
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The girl nobody wants
January 4th, 2015
Good people don't always want to write how they felt about the book to close it. Thank you and 100 words is a bit to much..
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The girl nobody wants
November 12th, 2014
One of the saddest books I have ever read how can so called parents and carers be so cruel if this book doesn't pull at your heart strings nothing will
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So sad
September 2nd, 2014
This is one of the most heartbreaking books ive ever read. So sad but amazed at the strength of this lady, to live with this .
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The girl nobody wants
July 29th, 2014
I found this book to be a really upsetting that she had to go through so much
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The child nobody wanted
May 28th, 2014
A very sad story that no child should ever have to go through.A very brave woman for writing it all down.
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The Girl Nobody Wants
May 3rd, 2014
Unfortunately very much like Indian Residential School. Not surprising. Same people ran them too.
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The girl nobody wants
April 15th, 2014
A good read, but maddening at what these kids went through!
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The girl nobody wants
April 14th, 2014
It good keeps you interested through out
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Awful book
February 23rd, 2014
The writing reminds me of my ten year old sons writing. Very poorly written, and an all around crappy book. Save your time and money.
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The girl nobody wants
February 9th, 2014
Its sad to read of the torment and sexual abuse on one so young and how the disgusting actions of the adults can go scot free. And how these they could sexually abuse their own family members as if it was their right to do so..worst of all,the women who closed an eye and thus encouraged the men to do so.
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Sad story
January 1st, 2014
Such a sad book to read! Amazing woman !
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to think of living like that
August 28th, 2013
I wonder to myself why do you read such sad books? I had a hard life growing up. Homeless. no food. A mother that only cared about her drugs and men. It goes on and on. The 4 of us was always in the way. The sad story she wrote is so terrible to me. I guess I read the books to make me not feel sorry for myself. It makes me want to take in all the people that have no place to go. This story will make the hardest life not look so bad.
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The Girl Nobody Wants
August 4th, 2013
This was a very sad book it broke my heart as I turned each page no child should ever experience what this young lady endured thoughout her life....everybody deserves to be loved and brought up to experience life feeling safe :(
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The girl nobody wanted
July 12th, 2013
Such a sad and senseless waste of Lily's life. Shame on the nuns in the home and to all who abused her.
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The girl nobody wanted.
March 20th, 2013
Very disturbing that adults and family members could be so cruel. Good book. I am amazed she could write her story.
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