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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
  • ASIN: B00WMYTTYK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Sad and chillingly heartbreaking of a childhood stolen …

2 people found this helpful.
 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.

Sad life story

One person found this helpful.
 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… a must read

One person found this helpful.
 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.

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.

Survival

One person found this helpful.
 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 .

A lesson in judgement before the facts

2 people found this helpful.
 on 17 April 2016
By Fionuala
Wow! I remember this story when it came out in the tabloids. As many, I judged. Not necessarily Tressa, but her mother, family and lifestyle. Firstly, I want to apologise to Tressa for my knee jerk, sterio typical judgement. What a girl!? Brave and strong beyond words. This girl deserves eternal happiness after her horrendous childhood. Factual, well written, informative book. Would recommend to any one considering purchasing it. God bless you, Tressa.

A must read

2 people found this helpful.
 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

Sad and moving story

 on 23 October 2016
By Little dragon
I read this book pretty much in one sitting. I kept hoping that things would get better for this poor girl and that she would catch a break but things kept getting worse. The things she has seen and done should never ever have happened, and the failings of all of those around her who did not protect her is awful. How is it possible that a 9year old can be getting drunk and no one steps in, or that two small girls are raising their siblings, that it was the best solution to send a 16 year old to live in a flat by herself. What was wrong with social services, her aunts who knew these things were happening and did nothing.????

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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