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June 7, 2013

LOST IN OBLIVION by Jessica Lynn

LOST IN OBLIVION                                           4.5 STARS
MEMOIRS OF THE TRAGICALLY CONFINED
BY JESSICA LYNN



OVERVIEW (FROM AMAZON)
Lynn is a young girl who grows up being battered mentally and physically by her family. This is the true story of a vicious cycle of tragic events that never seemed to end. Lynn endures the pains and devastations at a very young age. Her brother Tony and her mother Jean are both mentally ill with bipolar disorder and suicidal rampages. She is a sweet and shy child that was brain washed by her mother to hate her father and her siblings. Her mother sends her on this horrible journey back and forth from town to town while her mother is homeless and suicidal. All Lynn ever wanted was to be a normal child and teenage with a happy home and family. What she got was the most horrifying torment instead. She was eight years old when her brother Tony attempted to strangle her and drown her in the family’s pool. She never understood why things of that nature would happen to her or why her mother would always take Tony’s side and they would both gang up on her and bully her. Lynn and her brother Tony are only thirteen months apart exactly. They grew up together as best friends and did everything together just like a normal little brother and sister would be together. As they got older is when Tony would change into this monster that was literally trying to kill her. Our mother would incite Tony into hurting Lynn more or jump in herself and help him torture her. She has endured pain after pain; stomped on in the head repeatedly, stabbed in the ankle with a kitchen knife, beaten with a hammer, had glass objects smashed into her face, strangled, near drowned etc. you name it and Lynn’s probably been through it. Lynn’s mother was the one mostly home, as their father worked many long hours, so he wasn’t around much to help her nor would her mother tell him what Lynn’s brother Tony or herself had done to her while he was away. Lynn’s mother Jean is a manipulative, cold hearted person whom grew up in a very dysfunctional family. Apparently, she was always this way since she was a child. Lynn’s life as an adolescent seemed to be like living in a mental ward with two sociopaths and nothing anyone could do to help; not even the police. She has tried many times in her childhood to call the police on them and they would cut the phone lines on her so she couldn’t. If she ran away they would find her and call the police on her as if she were some rebellious teen that disobeyed her parents. Lynn was running away from the mental and physical abuse. She was left to fend on her own several times in her childhood years and learn the hard way of surviving. Lynn’s life’s goals while going through this intense nightmare would be only to get through school and get the heck away from that messed up family. In the end, she did and she did it thriving. Lynn was finally free of the corrupted life and learning to cope with the tragedy she had been through. No family in her eyes was better for her than a broken home with two lunatics. Now that Lynn is all grown up pushing thirty years old, she still and forever will be haunted by the nightmare tortures they put her through and will battle with long term post-traumatic stress disorder till the day she dies, but will do it in a positive way to where only happiness and success comes out of this journey through life and will prosper on with the courage she always had and inspiration to have to share with others who may be struggling with neglect and abuse.

REVIEW:
This unfortunate girl and her family went through a lot.  The author did a marvelous job of conveying what people dealing with abuse and disorders have to go through. Not only they themselves but their families and friends.  It takes a strong person and a strong support system to be a SURVIVOR of these kind of things.  The book is very informative and will catch your undivided attention from the first page. LOST IN OBLIVION  is a true story based  on a traumatic life of Lynn.  She grew up in a violent environment. The entire family were sociopaths.  Her mother tortured her both physically and emotionally. Lynn just wanted to be normal but instead endured tragic circumstances.  Can she come through it?  What will she be like if she does?  The story is a wake up call  We need to think that maybe our lives aren't so bad, that others have it a lot worse.   I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.  It is a good book that at times will make you mad, make you cry but most of all it might help you keep the faith and go on.

I would give this book 4.5 Stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for this unbiased review.

The cover is Fantastic.



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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17894274-lost-in-oblivion

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