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The shocking first true account from one of the young girls who lived through and survived the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

In the summer of 2014, the Rotherham sex abuse scandal sent shockwaves through the nation. A report revealed that since the 1990s, up to 1,400 young girls in the town had been regularly abused by sex gangs, predominantly comprised of Pakistani men. As the media descended on the small Yorkshire town, Sarah Wilson watched with horror and relief as her voice was finally heard after years of abuse.

Sarah was just 11 years old when she was befriended by a group of older men. Bullied at school, naive and vulnerable, the gifts and attention they lavished on her were what she craved; she just wanted to belong. But soon she was hooked on alcohol and drugs, and then they owned her.

She was just 12 years old when she was bundled into a car by a man in his 30s and forced to have sex with him. Soon the gang were driving her to places where she was raped by scores of men. Falling through the system, from social services to school, no one was able to help her. She escaped when she became too old for the men at nearly 16.

Finally a victim of the Rotherham scandal tells her story in the hope that other young girls will not fall prey to the same evil that she endured.

©2015 Sarah Wilson (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Horror Story and shocking to think this happened in modern day Britain.

This was not a story I had heard about in Australia although I had heard the case of the first white honour killing so doubly shocking that such horror was experienced by this one family.

The story was personal, sensitive and without prejudice that in itself highlights the remarkable nature and strength of this survivor and her mum and sister.

The narrator did a fantastic job of telling this true event through the eyes of the author who had to experience this awful abuse at such a young age.

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This store was absolutely amazing and horrible.

It's incredibly hard to get through and finish. I can only image what it was like to live it, but it is a powerful story that should not be left on a shelf just because it's hard to get through.

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Good story

Hard to understand a lot of the narrator. Her accent is very thick! The story itself is a sad tale.

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eye opening

I cant imagine how this happened to so many innocent children! so very sad. so much innocence taken away

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violated

I would read this book over again, it is so horable how some treat children, it's an eye opener for everyone it happens all around us.
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powerful story. sad but very moving and inspiring.

very good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. the British accent was annoying at first but the story really draws you. sad but very inspiring to stay strong and don't let past pain control your future

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straight shooting from victim herself

I'm American so i highly enjoyed the English accent's and adjectives. Sarah tells her story straight and what felt like very honest. It was worth the read and i only wish the best to that family and others involved. thanks for the honesty sarah.

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Don't hide from this!

This is a reality happening in our world in many countries. Sadly people tend to pretend it doesnt.

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A Story of inspiration and hope. survivor

This story Is about a survivor that no longer will be a victim. Her voice is heard and she could change the world .

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riveting

great naration, riveting and heartbreaking story. Disgusting that something like could happen and no one did anything to stop it for so long

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  • lucy
  • 10-14-15

Powerful and shocking

An extraordinary and compelling book, but tough and painful to listen to.
The details of what the author endured during her youth in Rotherham is presented with heart breaking honesty and candour. It's quite amazing she has had the strength to write this book, but vital that she did.



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  • marie
  • 01-05-16

absolutely fantastic very harrowing

so shocking to think that this happened
fantastic read very sad in lots of places 10 out of 10 for the narrator and writer

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  • Alexandria
  • 09-19-15

Amazing, Honest and Factual

Amazing story of incredible courage within a society that has failed her.
The story was well written compelling from start to finish. The biggest shocks accured not when hearing the facts but when reality set in a split second after that this "actually happened to someone".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-26-18

truly shocking..

couldn't put this book down... an amazing story of a true suvivor. thanks for letting me into your world.. I wish you and your family every happiness for the future 🔮 xx

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  • 07-20-18

Violated

As I listened to this story I thought of all those girls and also thought about how lucky I was not to go through anything like that but also sad and related to how confused they are and naive . There was no one to help them

The story is a harsh one with a lot of truths about what has happened to Sarah Wilson and other young girls


It also gives you an insight to how these men and others start the grooming process. It has helped me understand the signs I need to look out for if I feel There is a child who may be being groomed

So many authorities who failed these girls

Well done Sarah for putting your story out there!!!!!!!!!!


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  • Theresa Claire Maxfield
  • 06-24-18

an excellent and thoroughly enlightening book.

This book is conclusive proof that the bad guys don't always win. I highly recommend

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  • 05-17-18

shocking and amazing.

It's the type of book you just cannot switch off you need to know what happens next and need too find out.

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  • veramacario
  • 04-27-18

Heartbreaking

Heartbreaking listen the story of this brave girl, who survived this horrendous abuse.Society has responsibility to look after protect those girls. We are responsible too as a public, if we see or have suspicious some abuse is happening. My heart is with her and other brave girls opened and put behind the bars those perpetrators.
Doesn’t stop here, we must continue to fight and protect our children

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  • peter foster
  • 03-11-18

Pulls the heart strings

Omg this poor girl ,Wel don know the half that goes on in this world

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  • geoff luck
  • 02-21-18

terrifying

What a brave young lady telling her story of tragedy and the frightening reality of her experiences at the hands of despicable people.