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
I absolutely loved this book though it was sad I thought the overall was amazing and uplifting. Brooke’s strength and the protective instinct she had over her siblings was admirable. This book is a great read!!!
As much as the content is disturbing, and as much as I do not understand the 'moniker'- 'based on true events', this is a very solid write. The story is detailed to the point that it becomes painful- but that is because of the subject matter and nothing else.
Thankfully the book itself is not written in the 'graphic sense', that only will come from the readers individual mind, yet that is difficult enough to process.
I especially liked the way the title itself has been worked into the story the wa ...more
What ?????? Really sad story, not written well, extremely confusing characters. Do not recommend this book at all. Didn't even finish the last chapters.
This is such a sad story with a happy ending. Highly recommend!
My 15 yo read this and told me I should read it. I was hesitant because of the subject matter but also wanted to be able to discuss with her. It was really hard to read in the beginning but I am glad I pressed on and finished it. A very insightful view of what she went through and how the system "works"...or doesn't work. Unbelievable resiliency displayed throughout this book. Thanks for the courage of the author to write this book.
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