Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her fathers secret, its a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty shes been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home. When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved. Spilled Milk is a novel of shocking narrative, triumph and resiliency....
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||276 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Spilled Milk Reviews
Wonderful book!!! Tough subject matter. It was hard to put down.
1). Author’s Background
Spilled Milk was written by K.L. Randis. She wrote this book to portray her life as a sexually abused child. Although, the main character in the book is named Brooke, the things that happened to her were exactly the things that happened to K.L. Randis when she was a girl.
2). Literary Time Period
The book is based off of little excerpts from her diary, therefore, the book was written in Long Island, New York and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
The setting throughout t ...more
This was a free Kindle download and is a true story of how a young girl who is sexually abused by her father struggles through her teen-age and early adult life to finally tell herself that she has to close this chapter of her life. Brooke Nolan grew up in an abusive household and for years thought her father and mother's reaction to her and her three siblings was a normal one. Most young girls would have crumbled at what she had to endure but Brooke rises above it all and comes away with a coll ...more
As much as the content is disturbing, and as much as I do not understand the 'moniker'- 'based on true events', this is a very solid write. The story is detailed to the point that it becomes painful- but that is because of the subject matter and nothing else.
Thankfully the book itself is not written in the 'graphic sense', that only will come from the readers individual mind, yet that is difficult enough to process.
I especially liked the way the title itself has been worked into the story the wa ...more
It's admirable that she was able to write objectively about her child abuse at the hands of her father, who seemed an intemperate and violent man. Her use of the language, however, leaves a lot to be desired. She doesn't know the proper use of commas, nor the difference between objective- and subjective-case nouns, and she spells the verb phrase "tryout" as well as using that word correctly for the noun phrase.
Moving story. A memoir about someone who made it through a horrific childhood and became an incredible, strong adult. My favorite kind of book.
I couldn't put this book down from how good it was. What a heartbreaking, incredible story! I love how the spilled milk on the dinner table inspired Brooke to speak out. This book made me love books that are based on a true story.
This book is nonfiction/true crime. The story is about a girl who is abused by her father. She has the added burden of protecting her younger siblings and taking care of her mom. As she gets older, she realizes that her home life is not right. She gets the ball rolling that will eventually lead to her dad being held accountable.
I liked that this book focused on Brooke's strengths. She is a survivor. I also liked that she has been able to bring change to a system that had gaping holes when it ca ...more