Let Me Go by L.L Akers
Genre: New Adult, Coming-of-age,
Written by: L.L Akers
Available as: Paperback, Kindle version
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Published by: SmArt Group Consulting, LLC
Meet Twin sisters Gabriella and Olivia and step into their world of crushing heartbreak, constant fear and anguish.
Reading 'Let Me Go' was almost like an out-of-world experience for me, like I was watching myself read the book, but I was right within those pages, looking out at the person holding the book.
It is a story about a trio of sisters struggling to cope with abuse, while trying to fight for their families survival.
Prior to starting the book, I asked around a little, (as always) to get a feel of other peoples views on the matter and I was shocked to see just how many people either didn't realize or didn't want to realize just how much truth there was to the story. I couldn't believe how often I heard the words
And 20 percent of me agrees, there may have been slight exaggeration in a handful of chapters, for dramatic purposes, but apart from that, I'd say Akers hit the mark dead on.
The issue with domestic and or sexual abuse is, and will always be, that you can never judge the severity of it unless you've experienced it first hand, no matter how much you've read up on it. That's just how it is, you may disagree with that, but that is the truth.
Like reading all about being an Olympic Swimmer doesn't make you any more qualified than the next guy.
The sad reality is- the stories we encounter in Let Me Go are sadly not uncommon and it pains me to read reviews where people speak about it like it's nothing, a mere term that holds no importance whatsoever.
As if one was just discussing the weather or what they've had for dinner.
It's an issue that has weighed heavy on my mind for a couple of years now, but I won't get into it too much otherwise this review will spiral completely out of control!
I've watched so many families being ripped apart by the effects of all different kinds of abuse, (my mother being one of those women affected) that reading and reviewing this book was very important to me on a very personal level and I truly enjoyed getting a copy early on to do just that!
There is so, so much that can be learned from this book, it almost overwhelmed me. Issues like- why does a victim try to keep it all a secret? Surely the first thing you'd do is tell someone?
But I'm afraid it's not quite that simple.
That said, I think it's safe to say that it was very easy for me to connect with each of the 3 sisters.
I truly appreciated just how much research had to have gone into the making of this book, especially as it was written purely as a work of fiction, with no 'real' truth to it.
On a different note, I found it incredibly refreshing that the characters in the book were portrayed as normal girls, no perky blondes with troubled hearts but otherwise flawless appearance, but girls who share their mistakes and let you into their hearts, which for me, resulted in buckets full of tears and raw emotion.
It's wonderful that once again, an author used their power to give a voice to all those victims out there, because believe you me, if you've been affected by domestic and or sexual abuse, or know someone who is/was,
you're not alone in this.
There will always be someone to support you.
If you need help, get it. No matter how dark the way.
Final Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing'
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