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Never a Hero To Me

Tracy’s story is an important read for anyone coping with abuse or helping survivors.

Snowflakes in a Blizzard

THIS WEEK’S OTHER FEATURED POSTS, “STEALING CHERRIES,” BY MARINA RUBIN AND “PASSAGE OAK,” BY K.M. DEL MARA, CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST.

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THE BOOK: Never a Hero to Me.

PUBLISHED IN: 2011.

THE AUTHOR: Tracy Black.

THE EDITOR: Kerri Sharpe at Simon & Schuster.

THE PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster.

SUMMARY: Tracy Black was only five years old when her mother was hospitalised for the first of many occasions, leaving Tracy in the care of her father. His behaviour, seemingly overnight, changed from indifferent to violently abusive and, for the next seven years, Tracy was sexually and physically abused by her father, his friends and her own brother. All of the men were in the British Armed Forces. Tracy’s father compounded the abuse by sending her to baby-sit for his paedophile friends – whilst their own children slept in other rooms, these men…

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