Read Anelisse: A True Story of Child Abuse Online Free - "Anelisse" is the chilling true story of a young New Jersey girl who struggles to survive emotional, physical, and verbal abuse at the hands of her alcoholic stepfather. Based on author Adriana Bellini's real-life battle with child abuse, Anelisse provides a chilling, detailed look inside the dysfunctional world many abused children come from.
WARNING: Contains graphic violence and strong language.
|Title||:||Anelisse: A True Story of Child Abuse|
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November 13, 2013
This book spoke to me in SO many ways. I cried, I smiled, my mouth fell open in shock. While I survived a different element of child abuse, many of her emotional issues, stressers, and ways of dealing with life, sounded incredibly familiar to me.
She seems like someone I could connect with.
January 23, 2014
OMG, it's stories like this that make me absolute abhor a child abuser--hell, any type of abuser for that matter. What Anelisse a/k/a Lissy had to endure with her twin sister and brother, was an absolute downright pitiful damn shame. Her mother definitely doesn't win the "mother of the year" awar...
August 17, 2017
This was a fantastic first-hand account about a young woman raised in an abusive household. To watch her life change from good to bad to worse and then pulling out of the downward spiral is heart-wrenching. The writing was simple, but poignant and effective for the subject matter. Reading about h...
April 30, 2014
So sad yet beautifully written
I too was very abused as a child and the emotional abuse went on years after I had gotten away. I never could forgive my mother for allowing us to go through that and not protecting us. I admire the author for having the strength to get through her ordeal. I too was...
March 09, 2014
A very heartwarming story about a girl who grew up with an alcoholic stepfather. This story captures victim's hearts, and gives them a sense of hope and understanding. It also allows them to feel as if they are not alone and sheds a light on their future.
It also gives knowledge to society on the...
February 17, 2014
I had to give this book five stars for the way this child had to grow up in house with two abusive parents. She not only got out but made her way through life the best way she could. I was raised from age eleven by an abusive stepmother, after my mother had passed away. I al...
March 11, 2014
this book was great I stayed up supper late because I couldn't put it down I had to get to the next page. I definitively recommend it, especially for those going through abuse or have gone through abuse, definitively a must read.
April 26, 2014
Real rating 3.5
Another heart breaking account of adults' cruelty towards children . Anelisse is the account of a survivor who lived through abuse from her alcoholic stepfather. The abuse was physical in the sense that she got beat up a few times but in her case, the worst abuse wa...
January 17, 2016
Anelisse: A True Story of Child Abuse by Adriana Bellini is a free Goodreads First-Reads advance reader copy of a book I received in mid-November. I was drawn to this book by its synopsis and its beautiful and heartstring-pulled front cover.
What the front cover initially leads you to believe is t...
February 24, 2015
This is a book that is very easy to read, and easy to understand and follow the story. On the other hand it is a "dark" or unhappy book bacause of the story itself, since it's not a happy story. I think a more happy ending is missing and the reader finishes the book wanting something more or some...