Read A Mother's Story Online Free - At the start of 2014, Rosie Batty was an ordinary single mum doing everything in her power to give her son, Luke, the very best life she could. But her world changed forever when her troubled ex-partner, Greg Anderson, killed Luke in an horrendous attack at the local cricket ground in February that year. Rosie had suffered years of family violence, and had intervention orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was Greg's final act of power and control over her. But Rosie would not be silenced. Since the events of last February, she has become an outspoken crusader against family violence, winning hearts and minds all over Australia with her compassion and her courage. In January 2015, she was named Australian of the Year.
|Title||:||A Mother's Story|
|Number of Pages||:||324 pages|
October 13, 2015
I'm really struggling with how to review this book as it's not a work of fiction and I feel that I have to be very mindful of what and how I say things. Most of us know this tragic story and it's outcome and as a mother of an 11 year old boy my heart goes out to Rosie. But reading this I couldn't...
September 22, 2015
What a powerful book about a woman and her fight for herself and her son. A nine-year old boy has summed Rosie up as a hero because 'through your profound loss, you have created so much hope.' This sums up the book completely.
I was in tears upon finishing the prologue. Those tears disappeared unt...
March 26, 2016
I knew this book would be hard to read - the story is well known and heartbreakingly tragic. However I wasn't prepared for how angry it would make me. Not at Rosie, never at Rosie - she describes herself at one point as a frog in boiling water, not aware of exactly how bad it was getting. The con...
January 30, 2017
Rosie Batty is an absolute inspiration. In 2014, her son Luke was murdered by his father, Greg, after years of abuse and torment- which was thoroughly ignored by the authorities. This is Rosie's story of her life with Greg, her years as a mother to Luke, the day of the murder, and her life now -...
December 28, 2017
This heartbreaking book is one that every Australian should read, because it speaks to the pernicious horror that permeates every corner of our society. Rosie gives an honest, unflinching and courageous account of her life under the debilitating control of a man who, while he is clearly mentally...
November 20, 2015
I just finished this book. I don't generally read books of this type, but I am glad I read this one. Whilst I knew the story was very true and very real, it felt unreal, like I was reading a story that someone had made up. And I guess I was hoping for the sake of Rosie and Luke that it was 'just...
December 03, 2015
Standing ovation, and continuous APPLAUSE: For Rosie Batty's honest and detailed telling; and her resolute determination to make changes to the way society deals with family violence.
I had so many comments I wanted to make but find myself with nothing even remotely adequate. I moved through Rosie...
October 03, 2015
A book that every Australian should read, especially our politicians. All the government need do is to examine Rosie's journey to see where the system falls down and where money should be invested to support victims of family violence. Hopefully this book will change community attitudes so there...
October 09, 2015
Take a stand
This book is fantastic. I couldn't put it down. I have recently completed advocacy training at a domestic violence shelter and this book explains the timeline of violence (starting with emotional) so well and in a way that reaches and educates people. For those people that say "why do...
September 30, 2015
To hear her story in detail and half way through - why aren't they helping her! The inevitable conclusion and glimpses of the unsettling, ever present threats many women must feel every day. Worth understanding.