Book Review: The Only Girl in the World

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The Only Girl in the World
A Memoir
by Maude Julien
Little, Brown and Company

Biographies & Memoirs
Pub Date 12 Dec 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Only Girl in the World through Little Brown Company and Netgalley:

Maude spent much of her early life imprisoned by her brutal and fanatic family.  Her Mother never even touches her, for even a kiss, no matter what.  And she expects perfection from her daughter as does her Father.

Everyday she has lessons in music and manual labor, her Father even teaches her to crack safe’s.

Maude’s Father makes her do things like lean over a cliff to toughen her up.

Laughter is frowned upon, she’s forced to sleep in an icy room, and she is forced to drink from a young age, because her Father believed it made her stronger.

Her childhood abuse had a huge impact on her adult life, the alcohol she had been forced to drink damaged her liver, but the emotional damage was the hardest.

I give The Only Girl in the World five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!


What do you think?

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  1. This review of yours is touching. The abuse in this world is terrible. I could feel the pain of that little child. Made me feel all choked up for her. Great job!