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What It Is [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Burleton

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I am a survivor of horrific physical and mental abuse inflicted on me by the one person in my life that was supposed to love and protect me and teach me right from wrong. I am a fighter because I did not allow my past to dictate my future and I fought for years to successfully overcome the demons left over from my childhood.

I spent my entire life punishing myself for the acts of my mother. I spent years trying desperately to figure out why she was the way she was and what I could have done so wrong to make her hate me so much. My journey to overcome my childhood demons was difficult and painful; but in the end, I realized that my past is what it is and it was up to me to decide my future.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Sarah Burleton (Jan. 5 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052751P0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,704 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God for Epilogues June 15 2011
By Katie Templeton - Published on
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It is 12:30am, two hours past my normal bedtime. Like Sarah, I was born in 1978 and am the mother of a young son. That is just about where the similarities end. I can't remember how I stumbled across her first novel- "Why Me," but her story is one I will never forget. Be mindful of when you begin this read- because you will not be able to put this biography down. Sarah chose to tell not only the painful, shocking story of her horribly abusive past- but succeeded in creating a timeless depiction of hope.

She crafts her story into concise chapters- some revolving around particular people in her life, some about the bigger picture- while all of them are equally spellbinding.

I could not get enough towards the end of the story, so in order to not to have to include a spoiler alert, I will let the title of my review also be my conclusion.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Friend of the author March 4 2012
By xnavcby7896 - Published on
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As a friend of the author growing up with Sarah, I never knew the tortured world she lived. Although exposed to some crazy behavior from her mother...I never knew how crazy or psychotic her mother was. I cried my eyes out while reading because I was there and never picked up on the true pain Sarah lived day to day! Sarah is a truly strong woman and perservered through this horrible childhood! Love you Sarah!
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, easy read June 16 2011
By NicoleF - Published on
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I like the way she wrote the book and how someone with such a terrible past can inspire others by staying positive looking towards the future. I enjoyed the book.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging. True storyz. Easy read. May 26 2011
By Colin Reef - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Usually when it comes to a sequal one needs to read the first book to understand the second, or parts of it are repitive. Not this book. "What It Is" was such a gripping story. It made me feel angry toward abusive parents. It made me feel sad for the reality of "What It Is". And it made me feel happy to see how Sarah beat the odds of an extremely abused child, and become the beautiful human being she is today. "What It Is" is truly an inspiring story that shows one can achieve a goal. I've read over 100 memoirs and this is definately in the top 10. Thanks Sarah for writing your story!
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Gripping topic, unevenly written May 14 2012
By With A C - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
The story is inspiring and uplifting, but it's the book I'm reviewing. The author would have benefitted from a good editor - the writing is clumsy, almost amateurish at times. While I feel awful for the author, to have gone through such hell, I can't say the book was anything more than the literary equivalent of rubbernecking to see a car accident. It's the TOPIC that grabs the reader; the writing is definitely third or fourth rate. I suspect this was published largely becauseof the success of Ms. Burleton's first book, with no real concern by the publisher for the quality of writing.

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