Child of None

Child of None Some of the worst things imaginable happen to children and for many there is little hope of a happy life These unfortunate souls are caught in a dystopian current from birth washed into helpless str

  • Title: Child of None
  • Author: Robin Gai Smith Kevin J.J. Carpenter
  • ISBN: 9780646948577
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Some of the worst things imaginable happen to children, and for many there is little hope of a happy life These unfortunate souls are caught in a dystopian current from birth, washed into helpless straits and inundated by the many cruelties of life Robin Gai Smith was one such victim, and this is her story Pieced together from the fragmented remnants of than one huSome of the worst things imaginable happen to children, and for many there is little hope of a happy life These unfortunate souls are caught in a dystopian current from birth, washed into helpless straits and inundated by the many cruelties of life Robin Gai Smith was one such victim, and this is her story Pieced together from the fragmented remnants of than one hundred unfinished letters, Child of None recounts Robin s great journey, in her own words From her early years as a victim of sexual torture, through her time as an abused wife, until her final days as an invalid living from pill to pill, each chapter not only provides an illuminating expos into a life of poverty, but also offers an heartbreaking glimpse of Robin s relentless struggle to combat an unsavoury existence Simon, I want you to know something I did love you, I did want you I did not force you away, you were stolen from me Fifty years later, I still remember your birthday I suffer quietly, still wondering where you are Many questions remain unanswered Are you even still alive, or have you long since left this earth I do not want to take you away from the people who raised you I do not want to replace their love with mine I just want you to know that I did not surrender you willingly Sombre yet inspiring, Child of None is not only a memoir, it is an emotional experience that will leave a lasting impression upon every reader.

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    1. If you have PTSD or a history of childhood or adult abuse, etc, be warned that this book can get intense obviously with descriptions of torture and various abuses. (I mean it does say in the synopsis but y'know) Would only recommend an Abuse survivor or a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder read this in a safe location where they have access to crisis help and a crisis plan in place in case of being triggered. Do not attempt to read this book unless you have some solid trauma coping mecha [...]


    2. Powerful MemoirThis is a remarkable book. It is a memoir of Robin Gai Smith, consisting of pages of recollections and poetry compiled and put in an organized form by her grandson. I am a bit hard-pressed to think of another work to compare it to. The Biblical book of Job comes to mind. I see echos of "The Diary of Anne Frank" also. It is a story of mind-numbing cruelty and neglect, but it is also a tale of unquenchable faith.One important distinction is this: it is not a chronicle of abuse by a [...]


    3. One of the most beautifully eloquent and intense memoirs I have ever read. Child of None recounts Robin’s heartbreaking life journey in her own words, pieced together from the fragmented remnants of more than a hundred unfinished letters. Robin Gai Smith was inundated by so many cruelties in her lifetime: an unwanted daughter from birth, a victim of childhood rape by both half brother & step-father, the forced adoption of her baby, wed to a drunken gambler who subjected her to decades of v [...]


    4. The story of Robin Gai Smith is one of the most touching and heart-wrenching stories I have read in a lot of years. From the time she was a little girl, Robin feels as though she was not wanted by either of her parents. Abandoned at a young age to a boarding school, it wasn’t until her father got her out and she was able to live with her Nanna for a short time that she felt loved. Unfortunately, a mean uncle made it impossible to stay and she went back to the boarding school until she was brou [...]


    5. As disturbing as this was to read, it has a certain quality that I cannot quite pinpoint.How could anyone live such a deplorable existence knowingly, almost willingly, as if she were truly left no other choice? Even though there is always that choice, yet although the woman depicted in the story (it is her story transcribed apparently) appears to have simply settled, this is the way things are and just accepted this as the only way, regardless of the fact she was aware that what was happening to [...]


    6. Robin went through so much greif I honestly am in disbelief right until her end days, that she fought so hard to find happiness and that even though her life was full of trauma she had faith as strong as ever, it seemed it never really left her. I would also like to add that Kevin did a really good job piecing this book together. Robin would be greatful I'm sure.


    7. Child of None by Robin Gai Smith is the story of a remarkable woman who lived through unimaginable trauma from childhood through to adulthood. Compiled by Robin's grandson, the book is a collection of her letters and poems, detailing her harrowing experiences with sexual abuse, rape, forced adoption, toxic marriages, torture and ill health. What is truly remarkable is that Robin was able to keep her faith throughout it all. Personally, I found this an incredibly difficult and upsetting read, and [...]


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