Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hope Burned by Brent LaPorte

This book was pretty intense from the first sentence. A very disturbing story of abuse by the hands of one father to a son through 3 generations. The story is told through Tom who is writing a letter to his own son who is still an infant, describing the events that lead him to kill his grandfather and father. It was a short read, but I think I found myself reading a little bit faster than usual trying to get through the "bad parts" in which he describes the abuse, it was hard to read about and saddened me. It is a very thought provoking story and will have you questioning your own humanity. If you would stop abuse, or help and take in an abused child to get them out of that situation.

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