Published by Merit Press on November 1, 2016
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Fiction, Physical & Emotional Abuse, Survival Stories, Violence, Young Adult
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Charlotte survived four long years as a prisoner in the attic of her kidnapper, sustained only by dreams of her loving family. The chance to escape suddenly arrives, and Charlotte fights her way to freedom. But an answered prayer turns into heartbreak. Losing her has torn her family apart. Her parents have divorced: Dad's a glutton for fame, Mom drinks too much, and Charlotte's twin is a zoned-out druggie. Her father wants Charlotte write a book and go on a lecture tour, and her mom wants to keep her safe, a virtual prisoner in her own home. But Charlotte is obsessed with the other girl who was kidnapped, who never got a second chance at life--the girl who nobody but Charlotte believes really existed. Until she can get justice for that girl, even if she has to do it on her own, whatever the danger, Charlotte will never be free.
I enjoyed this book soooooo much! I fell for the charlotte from the first chapter. She had been put through so much by the man who abducted her. What kept her going was dreaming of her family going about their lives safe and sound. Including her twin who she hoped was going after all the goals they put in their “dream book”.
When this book begins, Charlotte is found by the police and taken to the hospital. Soon after getting there she sees her parents again. She wants nothing more than to go home with them and see her sister and continue the life that she had been missing. Unfortunately, all was not well in her absence and she soon realizes she was not the only one who had been through hell these last few years.
I hope that you all go out and buy this excellent book! The author did a fantastic job with this story and I hope to see more awesome work from her in the future!