Suffer the child

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Title: Suffer the child
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Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: 1989
ISBN:
  • 0671668528
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I read this book to help me gain insight into the effects of sexual abuse on a child. I have known a woman for several years who was abused by her father from around 5 to 13 years of age and this book has opened my eyes to why she behaves certain ways. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to better understand thr fracturing that takes place from this very damaging behavior.

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I thought the book was great. It made me feel terrible to know that those things happen to children, and more often than any of us would like to think. I feel that this book is a very important tool in helping others to deal with abuse. The more a person knows about the dynamics of abuse, the better chance they will have a doing something about it.

Review by angel
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This was an absolutely amazing book. I couldn’t put it down, and I’ve read it so much that I’ve had to duct tape it together just to read it again. It’s amazing how she survived all that she went through as a child, much less as an adult. This is truly a fascinating story and I highly recommend it.

Review by Anonymous
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I have only read half the book,since starting it last night,i can not tear myslef away from it.Jenny really is an enigma,her life was so unbelieveable.I have a friend the suffers from multiple personality diorder too,only its not as bad as hers was.Now I am able to better understand the way he feels.But yahh anyways the book so far is fuckin awsome... Peace Out....

Review by Anonymous
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Very graphic passages; can be triggering for RA survivors.

Review by Anonymous
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That was a realy good book.....it was alittle scary though but i liked it alot.....i wished that Jennys mother would have treated her alot better.....i am only in grade 9 and i never heard of MPD and now i like to more about it.....i never read anything like this book...i think it changed my life alittle, i am not going to hurt none of my kids(i wasn’t going to in the first place).

Review by carolyn
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I read this book when I was 18 and I am now in my 30’s. I can still recall how terrified I was as I read the book. It took me months to finish.

Review by Conny
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This book is amazing!! I first borrowed it from my mother when I was in eighth grade. I’m now a freshman in college and am on my third time reading it. It won’t be my last time reading it either. I get so much out of it every time I read it. It is defently a book to read if you are even remotly into MPD.

Review by Dani
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I’m a senior in my school. i readed it over summer vacation and it made me cry alot. i never thought a young girl could survive through ritual abuse and MPD.

Review by Dawn
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This was a very touching and emotionally disturbing book. It is something that I took to heart, and will never forget. It never stopped fascinating me from beginning to end, as bitter sweet as it is. Exceptional.

Review by Fiona
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Potentially triggering. Take good care of yourself when you read this one---some preset safety precautions could be a big help.

Review by Ivy
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A book about a woman who is multiple due to ritual abuse.

Review by Jenna
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This is very good book, I am an RA survivor and it is very triggering. I was able to get through it eventually, it gives me hope. Since I have been diagnosed with the same thing. One day I may just be one or two as Jenny came to be. This brought me the hope that I needed.

Review by just call me many
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I’m currently reading this book for my psych class. It is horrible what Jenny endured, and I can’t even imagine the torture. This book really got me interested in learning more about Dissociative Identity Disorder. I first read it three years ago, but could never get through to the end. It’s amazing to me how the psychiatrists could help Jenny so much to cope with MPD. This is definitely a book I would recommend, not only because the story is interesting, but it is also very informative.

Review by Kelly
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It took me several months to get through the first half of this book due to the horrible abuse, so graphically described, that this child endured. It was tragic, heartbreaking, gripping. Many tears later, I’m left with a sense of incompletion. I wish I could hug this child and hug her again. We can only hope that Jenny has somehow come to terms with all of this and continue to pray for her success and for her children as well.

This book did exactly what a book is supposed to do: it made me think, it made me see, it made me feel, it made me want to help.

Review by Kelly C.
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This book was the best book i have ever read. It made me cry before i even got to the chapters. It was great. Im not saying what happened in it was great because i can not understand how someone could do that to a child. Its just so hard to think of that there was little girl out there just terrified and no one there to hold her or take care of her. This book really makes you think twice about what you say and do..

Review by kiko
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I thought this book was great. I read it because my teacher said it was a good book to read, I didn’t have to read it I wanted to. Even tho it was the best book I have ever read, sometimes I wish I hadn’t ever read it because of how explanatory it was. I could picture the whole book in my head. That i would say was the best and worst part about the book. All I can really say is this book was exceptional.

Review by Kiko Lora
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I read this book when I was in high school. It’s a wonderful account of one woman’s terror and horror of Multiple Personality Disorder. One of the best I read. They should make a movie about it.

Review by Leana Jo
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This book is amazing. So many graphic tragedies Jenny endured. Years of pain and confusion. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to live like that. I wish I could have been there with her through it all helped her when there was no one to be there, hugged her when there was no one to hug. Loved her when she was unloved. It makes you realize just how good you have it... When you lay in your bed tonight appreciate what you have. Be glad you don’t have to go through what she did at night.

Review by Meriah
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I read this book for the first time when I was only eight years old, and since then I have reread it about a zillion times. It is a heartbreaking glimpse inside the pitiful world of a tortured little girl. It is both fascinating and repulsive. My thoughts have been with Jenny for fifteen years now-I pray that she has at last found happiness within herself and her surroundings.

Review by Rhiannon8
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I am still only half way through this book, so I can’t really say how the book is as a whole.

All I can say is that nobody should be abused like that.

As a child, I’ve been protected and loved. How can anybody not do that to his or her own child...how can anybody do that to anybody else is beyond my belief.

I wish I could’ve hugged the child when she needed it the most.

Review by Rita
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This book is fantastic. It shows the strengths of the human spirit. Ms. Spencer makes you really simpithize with Jenny.

Review by shansluvr69@hotmail.com
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This is one of the best books Ive ever read. It was so intense from start to finish. It was also so heartbreaking. This author is great!I could almost place myself there. It helped me realize that even though at times I go through rough things as well, that theres always someone out there who suffers more than I do, and being reminded of things like that helps me to not be selfish. And Id like to thank the author for taking me through such a rough ride, to give me a much needed reality check.

Review by Stephanie
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When i read this book it made me see how lucky I was to not have such abuse. And to see the world in a whole new perspective. I could not finish the book because of all the tears that were in my eyes.The pain that was in my heart.

Review by Tiffany
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This book maybe verygraphic, but I liked it because it was the first book that i read about multiples after being diagnosed and it made me feel as if I were not alone. I then knew that there in fact were other people who had the same kind of problems. I enjoyed the book, but i would tell others to becareful and read it slowly. It can be very triggering. I give it two thumbs up.

Review by Tyffani
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I read this book a long time ago. I really liked it alot and I wish I still owned it. Great Book.

Review by Valaquenta
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