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What Nobody Knew


What Nobody Knew by Amelia Hendrey

My story begins aged 3, when my mother abandoned me and left me with my brutal father to raise me. Nobody knew the secrets that went on inside that house, or the journey that I travelled on after leaving it, until now. This is the story of my survival.

What do you do when no one wants you?

How many people need to destroy a child until that child wants to destroy herself?

What if social services always got told a different story?

What would you do if you were in my position?

Survival is key.

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About the Author

Amelia is a mum and a survivor. She wrote her book What Nobody Knew to help other people who have been through similar experiences and to educate people who are unaware of what goes on behind closed doors. She has no previous writing experience, she’s just one person who wants to change the world for the better. She also loves cats and reading In her spare time.

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My Review

5 stars

This is Amelia Hendrey’s story. It will angry you and move you at the same time. This is a hard story to read with everything that she has gone through but it is one that I recommend people reading.

When Amelia is three years old, her biological mother abandons her at her father’s house. What follows is the childhood of nightmares for her. Amelia’s father is a bad alcoholic and very abusive to bother her step mother and herself. Her stepmother had her own issues and tended to take out her frustrations with Amelia.

From there things just go from bad to worse as it seems that everyone suspects what’s going on but they don’t do anything to help the situation. Mixed in with the narration are the actual reports that were written about Amelia. This just bring home the truth of the matter and how she was failed from so many areas.

But as horrible of a life as Amelia started out with, she has grown into an amazing woman. She has risen above the abuse and has created a family. She is also sharing her story which I can only imagine is heartbreaking for herself but also healing.

This is a touching story but one that needs to be read. Horrible things happen daily and unfortunately there are many children that slip through the cracks. But instead of blaming others let’s see what happened and prevent future children from growing up like Amelia.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


I would like to thank Book on the Bright Side for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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