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Fredricka O’Reilly has a secret. She feels all alone, because no one has any idea. Not her mother, her friends, her teachers. The only one that knows is her dad, and that’s because he is the cause of the secret.

Elisa Maria Crites crafts a well and wonderfully-written story about the pain of living with a sexually abusive parent. Her style is such that I could well imagine what poor Freddie (her chosen nickname) felt at every turn: the dread, the fear, the anticipation, the degradation. We all know how these men are, as far as anger, accusations, jealousy, and isolation. Poor Freddie only has two best friends, who both happen to be male, and her father endeavors to make it difficult for her to spend any time with them. Fortunately, he holds the kind of job that requires him to travel out of town on business trips, so she does occasionally get a reprieve. Eventually, Freddie and her mother come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.

Elisa Maria Crites handles this subject matter with taste and tact, never going over the top, which would have been easy to do. I was immediately drawn into the story, and made to care about the characters. I believe this book would be suitable for all ages, and highly recommend it.

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