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Tressa – The 12-Year-Old Mum: My True Story

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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

Tressa’ s story will change your views

3 people found this helpful.
 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 and chillingly heartbreaking of a childhood stolen …

One person 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

 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.

An absolutely heart breaking story

 on 1 May 2016
By miley bug
Whilst reading this book, in my head I was literally screaming out to Tressa.

A lesson in judgement before the facts

 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.

Fab read..

One person found this helpful.
 on 15 March 2017
By Kindle Customer
Such a sad start to a little girls life….. I found I couldn’t put this book down..I needed to know how Tressa with the next hurdle.in her life. I cried..I was sad for them all…I hope you’ve found your peace now…& I hope Annie does look for you!!I would recommend giving this a read.

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

A very brave girl

One person found this helpful.
 on 20 January 2017
By Baker83
Sometimes it just goes to show the headlines aren’t aways as simple as they seem. A very brave girl who went through so much. A good read.
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