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'Nobody knew the truth. For all those years while people judged me, I protected those closest to me. Now it's time for the real story to be told. It's time for healing and forgiveness.'Tressa Middleton made UK history when she became Britain's youngest mum in 2006 aged just 12 years and 8 months. Her case provoked shock and outrage – but the truth behind the headlines was far sadder than anyone could ever have imagined.Born into a life of poverty and neglect, Tressa was forced to grow up fast when she taken into care at just four years old. She was returned to her mother's chaotic world but by the age of seven, she was being abused by her own brother and at 11 years old she fell pregnant with his child. For years she kept his dark secret in an attempt to hold her family together until the truth threatened to destroy her completely.In the years since the birth, Tressa has gone through more pain and turmoil than most adults experience in a lifetime – yet today she survives a brave, strong and compassionate young woman. Now, for the first time, Tressa Middleton tells her own harrowing yet poignant story – a story of hope, forgiveness and above all, love.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1784183768
  • Publisher: John Blake (7 May 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews


 on 27 February 2018
What a sad and honest insight into the lives of Tressa and her family. I remember seeing this story in the news, but didn’t read anything about it at the time. The brutal honesty from Tressa, explaining her life, was nothing short of heartbreaking.

Sad life story

 on 16 April 2017
By gr
This young girl went through an horrific ordeal and the loss of her child due to her circumstances yet she fought to overcome them. Her drug addiction due to her perception that she was to blame for her brother being jailed was a sad reflection on society. She faced her demons and conquered them. I hope that her daughter contacts her when she is older. A book that was not easy to put down when you have started to read it. Thankfully social services helped during some of this young girls life and tried to provide stability.

Sad and chillingly heartbreaking of a childhood stolen …

 on 25 February 2017
By Shamim Hamida
A harrowing heartbreaking story of a young girl who had her innocence snatched away, who had her years to enjoy the childhood every child deserves to be denied that in the most tragic way is just horrific to learn what this young girl went through is remarkable. A courageous young woman indeed. A compelling read for anyone that read about her story when it first hit the headlines and were curious to read her story.

Tressa’ s story will change your views

 on 21 March 2016
By Square Peggy
This true story gives a remarkable insight into deprivation, incest and cyclical poverty . We all start out so dependent on our patents . many of us are lucky to be born to good living parents who have wonderful aspirations for us . Yet if our parents themselves have been deprived we become victims of deprivation and so it can go on for generations. Tressa’s story makes you less judgemental and makes you realise that there but for the grace of god go I .

Sad… a must read

 on 17 October 2017
By happy_jo
Poor Tressa has been through a lot and is a true survivor. Makes any day issues look like nothing when you read how , much all the family has suffered and remember they is always 2 sides to everyone story, don’t believe everything you read In the paper, glad Tressa life is back on track.

A must read

 on 25 July 2017
By Heather
Knowing someone who has gone through something very similar, I have learnt a great deal of understanding compassion, empathy and knowledge in knowing that you too are a survivor but still have to work through things,this book has given me an insight


 on 15 January 2016
By Katrina McGregor
Well how do you recover from this sort of abuse.Wow,horrendous upbringing by a mother who had problems so severe she let her daughter suffer at hands of people around her.You have to be strong n move forward n try to forget the abuse but it must be so hard to blank it out of your mind .Survive she did n hopefully she will meet up with those she wants at a later stage in her life .Hope she has a happy life now n has a good man to care for her and love n protect her she deserves it .

An insightful read

 on 17 November 2017
By Amazon Customer
I was curious as to the circumstances of this young girl becoming a Mum, vaguely recalling the headlines so long ago when I was of a similar age. An enthralling and honest book, giving insight into the life Tressa lead as a child. I’m left with nothing but admiration for Tressa.

Heartbreaking read… very brave young lady

 on 21 April 2016
By Julee
Wow….. what an incredible read! Longer in length than most “true stories”, and this is so unbelievable, you would think some of it is fiction, but it really is a true account.

Truthful sad reality

 on 28 November 2016
By Amazon Customer
Can’t say i enjoy reading stuff like this but i was intrigued to hear this baby girls story. Knew when the story came out at age 12 and pregnant this lass must have had some awful life. She didn’t stand a chance with her upbringing but proved a persons will and determination with the help of good people can prevail. Got angry when she kept making the same wrong decisions but again thats all she knew. Do hope one day her child and her have a relationship better than the one she had with her biological mother? God bless
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