Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Not Without My Sister by Kristina Jones, Celeste Jones and Juliana Buhring
The true story of three sisters betrayed in the name of love, deprived of their childhood and robbed of their innocence.
The devastating first hand account of three sisters' courageous struggle to escape a perverse community that robbed them of their childhood.
I didn't want to put up the whole synopsis. I thought that would be enough and let the sisters share their stories with you if you choose to read it.
Not Without My Sister is quite a difficult book to read as it evoked emotions of disgust, sadness and disbelief of what the sisters went through. The book itself is not any of the above. On the contrary, it's a book of courage and strong convictions. It's what they went through and the people that abused them were disgusting.
What is terrifying is that Not Without My Sister is a true story and the sisters are somewhere out there in the world and they are not the only ones with stories to tell. There could be more equally sad or even with more terrifying stories.
I gave this book up for sale at a recent book exchange session with other fellow readers. While it's a good book, it's not a book that I would like to read again. Let others get to know of the stories of these sisters.