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Monday, October 1, 2018

REVIEW: The Truth About Sunday Minor by H.R. Young-Lira @gatekeeperpress @hryounglira

The Truth About Sunday Minor
by H.R. Young-Lira

Thank you to the author for this copy!

Publisher:  Gatekeeper Press
278 Pages
Genre: Biographical Fiction

A fictionalized biography based on the true attempts of a South Texas girl to break away from a life of unrelenting abuse during an era when appearances were everything and all who knew turned a blind eye. 

Although the characters in this novel are an amalgam of the real-life Sunday Minor's recollection and how H.R. Young-Lira imagined them to have been, the events in this book are crafted around written accounts and oral discussions of the time between Sunday's earliest memories until she was seventeen. 

To that extent, this story is true.

My Review:

Raw, thought provoking, heart breaking and a hard, but needed, read.

Sunday Minor has been through a lot - her and her siblings abused at the hands of their parents but never knowing any different.... follow the rules or be punished.  Seems simple enough doesn't it?  She's taken to Rose Village - a Psychiatric Hospital/Asylum where we see her experiences there along with flashbacks from her childhood.

The fact that this is a biographical fiction makes it all the more interesting for me.  This is subject matter that may be difficult for some readers.  To go into the mind of a child and how they view their abuse is always interesting and also maddening.  To think that parents can be the way that Sunday's parents were is just mind boggling.

The Epilogue really rounds out the story as we see where all of this led for those involved.  My heart still breaks for the Minor children and this book is going to stick to my ribs for quite some time. There's not much to say other than to prepare yourself for Sunday's story - but I do recommend you read this and keep her strength alive.


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