Good Little Girl

She Stayed Quiet for a Very Long Time...

Annette Stephens

Date Published :
October 2015
Publisher :
Big Sky Publishing
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ISBN : 9781922132024
Pages : 300
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
In stock


On her eleventh birthday, Annettes parents gave her a cowgirl suit. She loved it: she put it on immediately, and set off for her favourite playground, in a nearby park. Some time later she returned home, her flesh scraped and bruised, her brand new suit now dirty and torn. Annette didnt answer when her parents asked her what had happened. She didnt know what to say, so she kept quiet. She would keep quiet for a long time after that day This powerful autobiography tells the sad story of a life stunted in childhood. Traumatised by a brutal assault, Annette retreats into herself. Many years pass before she seeks help: a friend recommends a personal development organisation. Before she knows it, she has fallen into the clutching hands of a cult called Kenja. Forsaking her children, her home, her job and her finances, she devotes herself with a converts zeal to Kenjas activities, doing menial jobs to raise money for its leaders, spending all of her lifes savings on its courses, and recruiting members of the public to join its ranks. Over time, Annette realises that, for all she has given to Kenja, she has not improved, and is instead completely dependent on the group for her self-esteem. She wants to get out but finds herself unable to: she cant stop being the prey. When she eventually does act having suffered further assaults, and witnessed others she is devastated, forsaken and despised by the only community she has ever belonged to. Determined to bring Kenjas leader to justice and, in the process, find some redemption and perhaps even peace for herself Annette embarks on a legal odyssey. The Good Little Girl is Annettes story about a traumatic beginning and journey to a triumphant ending.

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