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Y that s enough rape for one book Also at "what point o I get to uestion Emma s ecision making She s a victim who is so strong and "point o I get to uestion Emma s Billy Bragg decision making She s a victim who is so strong and that she takes out not one but two of her abusers thenisfigures her mother to show that she is not a victim any Then she just lets herself be a victim again repeatedly I m sorry but if I truly Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary don t want to be a victim any and if I truly have only my little sister s safety and well being at heart why would I allow someickhead like Ethan to come into my life and make me a victim I get that abusers are manipulative and controlling That may explain her falling for him the first time But why should I accept the fact that she continues to let him back into her life At some point can t we just see her be the heroine of her own story Ugh I m sorry but I got so angry as I was reading this I kept cringing over every stupid thing she id to put herself and Gracie at risk and keep them there I would cringe even every time she said how much she wanted to protect Gracie and then Izzy and keep them safe Really Huh Not seeing it Paige Dearth has a way of writing about tough subjects that most people either gloss over or simply skip altogether She oes not pretty it up she just writes what needs to be said And although the books she writes are fiction I have no The Majors Daughter doubt that there are girls and women out in the world who can relate to what she is not afraid to write about When Smiles Fade is the story of Emma a young girl growing up in an unloving abusive family Her father blamed her for his own mistakes her mother lived in a fantasy world The only love she receives is from her little sister Grace who she tries to protect from the worst of the abuse Years of abuse leave Emma untrusting and wary and her choices in the years to come reflect those feelings While Emmaoes not always make the right choices she makes the ones she can live with and she feels are the best for her and those she loves Once again Paige Dearth s characters come alive in this book The emotion she is able to elicit from her characters and pass on through her words is incredible I love how the characters lives in this story intertwined with the characters from her previous story Believe Like a Child While the two books are completely stand alone the story lines overlap and it was fun to see the interaction between the two While this book is not for the faint of heart I am once again glad that I had the chance to read it A story like this sticks with you long after the last page and makes you grateful for the life you hav. Situations she must overcome in the course of her journey she faces every challenge that comes her way in her uest for a normal life for herself and for those she lovesFinally a person emerges from within that guides her toward a better life until she learns of a secret that sets her on the path of ultimate redemptionWARNING18 Readers Only Graphic content and subject matt.
REVIEW When Smiles FadeIf you like sad books that on t have a happy ending or very many happy really at all then this is the book for you It s gruesome and very cold hearted I just wish there was happy moments and not so gruesome Paige Dearth is a masterful writer in this section of child abuse because of her involvementexperiences However we understand that repetitive rape happens over and over again its hard for the child hard for all involved and hard "to stomach at times by the reader I idn t have "stomach at times by the reader I The Touch didn t have choose to read this I could have turned my back on the book however Paige Dearth has a knack of keeping merawn in good or bad In some instances I id find a
few things not needed to be repeated as I felt likethings not needed to be repeated as I felt like OK I got it Emma I am just not sure what to feel or think of her Damaged is the word I would use Of course she is amaged after what she has been through but to grow with the rage she feels I understand fully She is on her uest for a normal life but can she find it and what is out there for herWith a subject matter as this I cannot say I loved the book of course not but I Different Class did like the way it was written apart from the repeats which Iid find annoyingIf your stomach can take reading childhood sexually explicit rapeabuse then this book is OK but if not because it has explicit repetitive abuse just be warnedI would like to thank AuthorBuzz Via Net Galley for the chance to read this for a review To me it seemed like it was capitalizing on shock value The reader is supposed to go Oh no while eagerly reading all the overblown horror Of course kids are b Having previously already read and reviewed one of Paige s heart wrenching books I knew when she announced her new book that I was in for another rollercoaster of a rideWhat leaves you breathless about Paige s books and this is no The Essential Good Food Guide different than the first is the amount of emotions you find yourself going through as a reader From the total unexpected anguish that youidn t see coming from the first page to the bubble of hope as you travel on a journey with these characters and find yourself crossing your fingers for a happy endingPaige gives her characters a surreal uality that is rare in other books Taken from experiences of her own as well as the sensitive matters of such issues Dearth manages to mould all the pieces in to a pottery of Textbook of Wisdom delicate artwork You feel You cry You hopeBonds of family are tested again in this novel as we see love between siblings bubbling hatred for those who have wronged Emma and aesire to no longer be the victim but rather to o what it ta. Alternate cover editionASIN B00B8XPVL6Young Emma Murphy kills people but only if they eserve to ieEmma's father's coldblooded beatings and the ultimate abuse to which he subjects her lays the foundation of the person she becomes As she matures into a resourceful teenager she is unwilling and unable to stifle her esire for revenge Reaching her breaking point she can no .
Kes and not let life The City in Mind drag youownI couldn t put this book own something that s becoming glaringly obvious with every book of Paige "s that I pick up and I hope everyone else picks this up too and feels "that I pick up and I hope everyone else picks this up too and feels way I felt and so many other readers tooOn a side note I just wanted to add somethingPaige first got in touch with me in March 2012 reuesting me to read and review her bookThe sincerity and reality of Paige s book and Paige herself touched me I like so many others now read her book and a year on she emailed me to let me know that her first book had won the National Indie Excellence Book Award 2013 I couldn t be happier for an author to get such an award and hope that there s many of those to come Paige s way Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Dark pretty gruesome and at times tough to read But the story is well written This is my 2nd read by this author so I knew what to expect I like how the characters overlap between books It was a trying read So tiring and so repetitive Rape rape and some rape It was the same thing in every chapter Like holy shit calm ownFTC I received this book for free through Goodreads giveaway When Smiles Fade Paige DearthEmma Murphy was unloved
the ay she was born Brutally abused by her father Pepper and verbally abused by her mother She wants to protect her younger sister Gracie she can not even think of her sister going through what she The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity didAs Emma matures the memories of her abuse haunt her they hound her to no end Soon she has a vengeance she no longer wants to be the victim She takes off and hopes to begin a new life Along the way she makes new friends learns that trust is something earned not givenShe finds it is not easy to be young and on her own but with her hatred of her father and mother she hardens her heart andoes what she must to survive A very emotional read We are brought into the mind of Young Emma by Paige Dearths masterful writing with vivid and often graphic Penguins Poems for Life detail I could actually feel what Emma was going throughI will be reading Believe Like a Childalso by Paige Dearth DNF I won t be finishing this Synopsis Dad comes homerunk beats up kids rinse repeat with minor variations until aughter kills ad with poison then as of the point in the book at which I amfrom the ay she was born Brutally abused by her father Pepper and verbally abused by her mother
giving up aughter contemplates killing Mom s new pervert boyfriend wit I get that there are horrible people out there whoup aughter contemplates killing Mom s new pervert boyfriend wit I get that there are horrible people out there who horrible things to other people Do we really need to push the issue so hard The childhood tragedy was enough for Emma to have to suffer through At what point Divine Beauty do we sa. Onger control the impulse to fight back and finally takes matters into her own handsHaving learned the art of hatred from her father and the mastery of manipulation from her mother young Emma now sets out to make a better life for herself leaving the memory of the abused child she had once been behind her Hardened by the heartless brutality she encounters and theangerous.