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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mary Graziano's review Oct 23, 13  ·  edit
5 of 5 stars
Read in September, 2013

"We all have courage sometimes it is hidden, Patricia A Mcknight had that courage."
By Mary Graziano

Tricia Ann a five year old beautiful child with a smile that would fill a room with sweetness. Eyes so blue, so bright that showed love and happiness, those "Dancing Blue Eyes" that I have called her. How they danced with excitement when she was with her dad, and her grandma.

Powerful, startling, Patricia Mcknight tells it like it is, in words that send chills throughout your body. She leaves you with not just a glimpse into her world, but into her life, a life of hell right after she went home from spending a day and night at Grandma's, who made her feel safe, the last time she would ever feel safe for many years to come.

Opening the front door to her house, what she sees is the figure of a man, sitting in a chair. Mother tells little Tricia Ann, "this is going to be your new daddy." Tricia Ann only saw evil, sending the reader into panic wondering what evil this monster was capable of!!!

As you read through the chapters, you are left with a feeling of disgust, tears filling your eyes, running down your cheeks, so much sadness, making your heart pain to think that a child of 5 was subjected to so much abuse, so horrendous that it was hard to believe someone could be so inhuman, like " the devil himself"!!!

Each chapter leaves you in disbelief as you follow little Tricia Ann, day after day, week after week,
month after month, and year after year, living something that most of us would never ever experience. Follow Tricia throughout her different ages, as the innocence of a little child changes, becoming filthy, and sores oozing from her skin, taking away her self worth, tearing at her heart, as her own mother ignored her, ignored her sores, her hygiene.

Shunned by everyone, by her own mother, who knew what her step-father was doing to Tricia, but did nothing to stop it, no love given to a little girl who needed it more now than ever.

As you read through Patricia A. Mcknight's memoir, "My Justice," it is not just a book, but the truth into the life abuse, sadistic hurt, never to be able to go back to the way she once was, a fun loving little girl. Read, take in; learn how abuse turns a life inside out, never to be the same again. How you as the reader can do something, use your voice, don't turn away, and don't pretend that you didn't hear, or see something happen. This is your cue; to reach out to anyone you may know or see being abused, especially an innocent child. Make this a learning tool that will reach the depths of your soul to teach you not to judge the victim, as the town where Tricia Ann lived did just that.

Tricia Ann lived in a "house of horrors," day after day. As an adult she still suffered abuse by the hands of her husbands, being left for dead many times, as her own children would witness the beatings that Patricia endured. No-one ever came to her rescue; no-one ever took her to safety. Reading about Patricia teaches you that abuse becomes a trend, something that is hard for anyone to break away from after only knowing this for their whole life.
"My Justice" is the chilling life of an abused beautiful little girl with "dancing blue eye," that for so long danced no more. You be the judge and see if they EVER dance again.

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