The Character: A Diary of an Abused Child (Child Abuse True Stories) by [Johnson, Tiffini]

The Character is a first person narration of a ten-year-old little girl named Anna who is currently going through sexual abuse.  It is often hard to read.  It will make you angry and sad.  Ultimately, though, it is a story about creativity,  inspiration and finding hope in the midst of tragedy.

“Perhaps I’m being presumptuous, but yours is a classic and striking example of art as redemption. Certainly I do not know if you or somebody close to you experienced the physical and psychological torment featured in your fine novel, but if you/they did, this book is a reverberating “I survived and shined!” The book itself, so far, has rocked me to the core.”  — G, a Storytimer Reviewer.