Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her fathers secret, its a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty shes been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home. When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved. Spilled Milk is a novel of shocking narrative, triumph and resiliency....
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Spilled Milk Reviews
Heartbreaking story of child abuse and what a sister goes through save her siblings
Wonderful book!!! Tough subject matter. It was hard to put down.
I picked this book to primarily understand what can go in a sexually abused person's life and for that purpose, this book does have some new and interesting insights. But, the narration style was lacking.
Quite heartbreaking... I'm going to have to come back with the review for this one!
1). Author’s Background
Spilled Milk was written by K.L. Randis. She wrote this book to portray her life as a sexually abused child. Although, the main character in the book is named Brooke, the things that happened to her were exactly the things that happened to K.L. Randis when she was a girl.
2). Literary Time Period
The book is based off of little excerpts from her diary, therefore, the book was written in Long Island, New York and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
The setting throughout t ...more
Honestly, it is a moving and horrifying tale of bravery and sadness. But if the editing had been more thorough I'd have been able to focus solely on Brooke's voice. Instead, the misused plurals/'s and the disregard for punctuation left me a bit distracted.
“Just remember, rain doesn’t seem all that threatening at first, but too much rain can turn into a flood.”
Cover aside (because well, it’s not the prettiest), Spilled Milk was one of the most compelling books I have read to this date. Spilled Milk shows you the inside of so many things that go on in this world every single day. And through Brooke’s POV, we see the details on how it can destroy a family and cause so much turmoil that they think there is no way to come back from it.
“But at the ...more
This is such a sad story with a happy ending. Highly recommend!