Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Physical Abuse

What is Physical abuse?
Dictionary.com defines it as: to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way.

I have read several books about physical abuse before I started this. They will not be getting reviews, probably because I already have reviewed them.

A Child Called It is a memoir. I read it in 7th grade and cried nonstop. It was so sad how a parent could treat a child that way. I just wanted to slap the mom silly.

Bad Girls Club has some physical abuse in it. It was not the usual slap or kick or beat stuff. The mom was crazy and would do these insane things to her child. Like leave her to fall into Crater Lake or paint her face.

These books are must reads.

1 comment:

LisaMay said...

Have you read Such A Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess? That's pretty confronting. Many of Francesca Lia Block's books also feature abuse in some form.