Monday, January 26, 2015

Tolson 4 TEARS* Reviews "The Monster's Game"

The Monster’s Game is written by Littlegirl413, who chooses to remain anonymous. Such is the shame of being sexually abused from the ages of 4 to 16. To write about these traumatic experiences of abuse is often the method to reduce the shame, and place it back where it rightfully belongs, on the perpetrator. Littlegirl413 does that for herself, and other survivors, in her book of poetry and illustrations.

Statistics show** that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of eighteen. As a child victim, the author of The Monster’s Game is revealing her innermost thoughts and emotions, using her creative writing as a path on her healing journey. She also serves to shed light upon the prevalence of child abuse.

Littlegirl413’s poetry is relatable to the reader. (I found myself holding my breath in resonance.) The prose is clear, not “masked” by metaphor; this concise, unclouded style may be part of her healing process, as the subject of “masks” surfaced throughout the book. Nor are there graphic scenarios that might frighten a vulnerable reader. Hers is a powerful story of incest and betrayal, told in the form of lyrical poetry and art illustrations.

Art is a healing medium for many survivors of childhood trauma. Littlegirl413 combined her talents for words and pictures to create a book that is little's book of poetry that is Big on Healing.

*Tolson 4 TEARS: Telling Everyone About Rape & Suicide, so no shed tear is wasted

Review completed by Lynn C. Tolson, author of Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story

**Thank you to the National Association of Adult Survivor's of Child Abuse for providing a concise resource page for statistics.

You can hear the author Littlegirl413 talk about her experiences on Blog Talk Radio on SCAN: Stop Child Abuse Now, hosted by Bill Murray  (see episode embedded below).

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