Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Review: Little Miss Somebody By Christy Lynn Abram (#giveaway)

Little Miss Somebody
By Christy Lynn Abram
Genre: Young adult, Urban drama
Fourteen-year-old Nikki is forced to leave her whole world behind when her mother makes an impulsive move to Missouri. Once in the heart of Saint Louis, her mother begins a vicious cycle of abuse and abandonment, leaving her daughter for days at a time without food or guidance. Humiliated, lacking resources, and feeling more than ever like a burden, Nikki decides to take matters into her own hands—when she embarks on a journey to escape her mother’s abusive ways and find the love she desperately needs.

My Review
To say this story is heart wrenching would be an understatement. Little Miss Somebody is told from the perspective of 14-year-old Nikki. She is struggling to survive with a mama who doesn't provide basic necessities, like food and clean clothing, never mind safety, love, and kindness. Despite having a few family members that care for her well-being, Nikki can't seem to escape emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.
Even though this covers heavy material, I think it's an important story that is well-written and a fast-paced read giving us an honest look at the dark side of life. I am anxiously awaiting the follow-up book! 

I would like to add that this book is listed as young adult, but does contain sexual and abusive situations. Please read with care.

Christy Lynn Abram is a writer of self-help and creative nonfiction. Her articles have been featured on Mindbodygreen.com, Ezinearticles.com and many other websites.  Christy’s first book, Chakra Wellness: 7 Ways to Renew the Total You, was released in 2014. Her second book, Little Miss Somebody, is loosely based on her struggles as a teenager. For fifteen years, Christy struggled with the aftermath of her abuse, but after seeing how her pain was affecting her children, she made a choice to love herself healthy.  Now, her mission is to empower young women to find the greatness that lives within them, through writing, healing and sisterhood. Her hope is that her story will inspire you or someone you love to release your pain and discover your best self. Learn more about Christy’s mission by visiting www.christylynnabram.com

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Twitter: @wholisticmuse
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8252682.Christy_Lynn_Abram

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