Every Shattered Thing
By: Elora Nicole Ramirez
Pub. Date: August 27, 2013
Stephanie fights reality every day. The voices inside, the ones declaring her worth, deem her broken, used and dirty. She is an object. A toy. Something to be tossed aside when bored. Who will believe her if she whispers the truth about her wrecking ball of a family? Eventually, her secret explodes and the person who means the most to her knows just how shattered she is and why she's so afraid. But rescue is closer than she realizes. Hidden in plain sight, her horror hasn’t been ignored by everyone. Racing against the truth of what she faces, forces are joining together and developing a plan to free her from the hell in her own backyard. And while she’s at her lowest point, she’s hit with the beauty of love at any cost - redemption in the face of ruin. Will it be enough?
Every Shattered Thing is a beautifully written, devastating story about what happens behind closed doors. Stephanie keeps to herself, but she has friends and a boyfriend. But nobody knows how horrible and scary her life really is. Not only are her parents extremely abusive, but her dad also pimps her out to make money. Her voice was so realistic and it was heartbreaking to read her experiences. I felt her pain and loneliness and it just killed me.
For some reason, I thought this book was about a girl who was sold into sexual slavery and living in the
United States, but it was even
worse when I found out it was her parents causing her this pain. It's
absolutely amazing to me that there are people in the world that would do these
horrible things to their children. Stephanie was such a wonderful character.
Even at her lowest points, when she was so broken, you didn't know if she could
continue, she was strong and brave. She wouldn't allow her father to break her
soul and I respected her so much for this.
Every Shattered Thing is definitely a dark read, but so worth it. The writing was beautiful, even though the subject matter was painful. Elora Nicole Ramirez definitely has become an author that I will always read!