I'd like to bring to people's (and cherrypickers') attention a very well written story by Linda1*4*3 (I can't find the multiply button my laptop).
There may be a few typos but her story is both gripping and intense.
This personal story of a girl shunted from one place to the next by an uncaring family is told with insight and authenticity and may well help those who have had to live through similar difficulty in early life.
I'm very interested in personal stories that deal with childhood trauma and have read quite a few books recently. This story stands tall against all those books, some of which were bestsellers.
My interest in childhood trauma is based on a deep desire to understand perhaps my own lost childhood and hopefully I'll end up one day knowing how to help those who have suffered at the hands of their parents and/or the care system.
I am in awe of Linda's tenacity and spirit and do not want to unsettle her by posting this as a forum topic, most of all because she really does have an important story to tell. As a reader, I'm mesmerised by her experience and feel compelled to know that it ends on a good note, hopefully aided by its writing, but I know there's much more trouble to come.
Check this work out.