Book Review: The Convent by Marie Hargreaves @TheMirrorBooks #TheConventBook #TheConventNovel #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Mirror Books

PUBLICATION DATE: May 14th, 2020

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******* TRIGGER WARNING: *******

 

This book talks about physical, sexual

and mental abuse.

 

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Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this amazing title via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

When a fancy car pulls up outside six-year-old Marie’s home in 1959, her dad tells her she is going on holiday.

But little does she know she will not see her home again for four long years. Her family cannot afford to keep her at home.

Marie tells the story of how she was taken away from a poor, but happy and loving home life, to live in a convent – away from everyone and everything she holds dear. Her hair is bluntly chopped, her clothes are taken away, and her name is changed. Then a horrific ritual of physical, sexual and mental abuse begins.

Even after the convent closes, Marie is unable to share details of her suffering with anyone. But when a police investigation is launched, Marie realises that the time has come to tell the truth…

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MY REVIEW:

A gripping, bone-chilling, harrowing, heart-breaking true story of the cruel and sad abuse and treatment of a young girl named Marie. The story follows Marie as she is brought to a convent by her family, as they can no longer afford to keep her at home, and tells about the way she is treated while in the convent. Many shocking and heart-breaking revelations and stories are told in this book, and you will find yourself mad, sad, and will most likely cry as you read along.

I loved reading this story and reading about Marie’s experiences and what she had to endure over the years. I literally could not put this book down once I began reading, and was on the edge of my seat the entire way through as I flipped through the pages to see what happened next. I cannot imagine what poor Marie went through and I felt so sad for her and the children in the convent. It pulled at my heart strings to read the horrific, unthinkable things that little Marie and many more children in this convent went through and how they were treated.

My words cannot do justice for how amazing this book truly is. All the stars in the world for this amazing novel!!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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