Told through the eyes of a young child My Five Sisters is a psychological thriller written by a sibling who was tortured mentally and physically from the age of six until she was thirteen by her older sister who had five distinct personalities How long can a child be tortured mentally and physically by a sibling and still not suffer permanent psychological damage PatrTold through the eyes of a young child My Five Sisters is a psychological thriller written by a sibling who was tortured mentally and physically from the age of six until she was thirteen by her older sister who had five distinct personalities How long can a child be tortured mentally and physically by a sibling and still not suffer permanent psychological damage Patra will tell you an entire childhood By the age of six, Patra realized there was something drastically wrong with her sister, Angela Angela, not knowingly, could switch from one personality to another in a matter of seconds Not only was there a mental change, but there was also a physical change Each of the five personalities had their own voice and facial expressions They dressed differently and reacted to Patra differently Two of them loved her, Kind and Hero, two of them tolerated her, Normal and Sad, and one of them hated her and wanted her dead, Angry Through the tumultuous journey throughout Patra s childhood there is an intriguing story of love, laughter, sorrow, and pain It shows the great strength one can maintain throughout a young life seemingly without any hope You will find Patra s determination to live is remarkable and her faith in her ability to survive is quite astounding This is a psychological thriller focused on a child s struggle to survive her sister s mental illness Follow as Patra navigates among her sister s five distinct personalities some of which mean her harm Pam Franklin grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and lives in Celebration, Florida with her husband of twenty five years, Bobby When not working or writing she spends time in Charleston, South Carolina with her daughter, Whitney and her grandsons, Teague and Crews.
My Five Sisters Told through the eyes of a young child My Five Sisters is a psychological thriller written by a sibling who was tortured mentally and physically from the age of six until she was thirteen by her older
Absolutely riveting. This is overall, an amazing book of abuse, survival and success. I will warn you. This is a turbulent tale that is haunting and at times horrifying. We encounter every bit of the psychological and physical abuse Patra endures at the hands of her sister, a soul who is continuously tortured through her own mental illnesses. You can almost feel the burns and beatings that are inflicted upon both girls through the words on the pages. It is heart-breaking.Agonizing. Constant. But [...]
Riveting Thriller of a young girls quest to make sense and peace of a tortured childhoodMy Five Sisters is a captivating psychological thriller told through the retrospective innocence of young child who was tortured mentally and physically by her older sister who had five distinct personalities.A powerful and gripping read from Pam Franklin!
Wow! What a great book, could not put it down. Loved the writing style, felt like I was there to feel all the emotion that runs through this book. Fantastic read!
I can't wait to start reading this book and I'll update this review once I've finished it!
Once I picked up this book I couldn't put it down until the last page. What an incredible story-teller! The nightmares that happen behind closed doors touch so many lives. Travelling from childhood to adulthood can be a very dangerous and challenging time. This is a must read for everyone that works with children.
a total page turner didn't put it down all weekend.
*I just began this book today, not finished yet, but the app won't let me just post a progress update so I'm trying this instead- I'm currently on page 64. The book is easy to read. The story, at different turns, is sad, funny, poignant, and horrifying. However, the author has a writing style that I find completely irritating- the writing in "dialect". I understand that the author is from Mississippi & that's where the memoir is set, and that there's a certain way we speak here in the South, [...]
This book was not my idea of a psychological thrillerI purchased this book because of all the five star reviews. I didn't like it. It took me long to read it.
more 3.5 stars than just 3.
So, this book was a bit hard for me. I'm an oldest child who is a survivor of child abuse, but ALSO, an oldest child who was NOT kind to my siblings. A story of sibling abuse? So close to home! Trigger warning - this book can be rough, especially if you have firsthand experience with abuse of any type. But the good thing about books like this is that they can be inspiring, too. They are survival stories. And that's important and big. And powerful. This is a book that's easy to get lost in, so ma [...]
This book was an interesting look at behavioral health and society in rural Mississippi however the writing style and some of the stories made it a struggle to get through.
Absolutely riveting, I could not put it down. I could actually feel Patra's pain and confusion. Amazing story of survival and success. This is a non-stop page turning must read book! My Five Sisters: Based on a Real-Life Story of Sibling Abuse