YA-- Two books, intended for victims of childhood sexual abuse, with different approaches. Step on a Crack is written in first person and tells a narrative horror story that is interspersed with sections of letters to the abused offering advice and counsel. The Right to Innocence is more in the style of a self-help manual. It includes a chapter for the mates and loved ones of survivors. Camille's book is more thorough and specific, while Engel's book is good as a general overview of the subject. Both books conclude with a resource/bibliography section that provides a good beginning for more information and help.
- Carolyn Henebry, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.
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I was first introduced to this book by my psychologist. It is very important to understand that you are a victim, and this book really helps you accept that. Read morePublished on May 12 2004
Thi si an excellent look into the lives of abuse children, the ones that live right around the corner from us and sit near us in church. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004
This book was well written and very helpful. I highly recommend it and I'm sure that Dr. Beverly Engel continues to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse daily through this book... Read morePublished on March 9 2003 by LL