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Ratings and Book Reviews (12 24 star ratings
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    A disappointment

    Very disappointed in this book both from the storyline and the writing. The storyline is a simple one with more emphasis on his beatings than on anything else. And the writing often prevented me from feeling this is really a true story, that some of it is a little hard to believe. Actually the writing is at a very intermediate level and which very seldom allowed me to feel much emotion about what should be a truly emotional story.
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    The Forgotten Child

    A very sad story but well worth the read. Couldn’t put it down. Sad how one thought his life would get better with the adoption but so true what happened to a lot of children in that era. Children should be seen but not heard took this totally to another level.
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    Heart wrenching story

    This was a book I was reading for my book club. The early part of the story described an idyllic childhood in a well run home for orphans in the countryside. Unfortunately everything changes for the worse when Richard is adopted. Although the mother does try to protect him from her abusive husband he repeatedly is physically abused. Reading his account of his life from age 5 to when he finally left school at 15 to go out on his own is truly incredible. Despite his unhappy home life Richard seems to make friends at school quite easily and becomes a good student. This story shows how some children can be very resilient and go on to be a successful adult despite the odds against him.
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    The forgotten child

    Very truthful account of an unhappy childhood with a positive adulthood and a good ending
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    The forgotten'xhild

    Very good book would recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys a good story.
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