Maude Juliens childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maudes mother and indoctrinated her with his esoteric ideals. Her mission was to give him a daughter as blonde as she was, and then to take charge of the childs education. That child was Maude, on whom her father conducted his outrageous experimentto raise the perfect super-human being.The three lived in an isolated mansion in northern France, where her father made her undergo endless horrifying endurance tests. Maude had to hold an electric fence without flinching. Her parents locked her in a cellar overnight and ordered her to sit still on a stool in the dark, contemplating death, while rats scurried around her feet.How did this girl, with her loveless and lonely childhood, emerge so unscathed, so full of the empathy that was absent in her childhood? How did she manage to escape?Maude was sustained by her love of nature and an...
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The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir Reviews
9 de 10*
Indignação!!! Foi o sentimento que me acompanhou a leitura deste livro da primeira à última frase. Como é que pode um ser humano infligir tanta dor e sofrimento a outro ser humano, em especial tratando-se dos pais?
Só uma mente muito doente e perturbada pode acreditar estar a fazer o bem ao fechar a sua filha em casa durante 15 anos, submetê-la ao que chama testes para moldar a sua personalidade e sentimentos, corpo e alma. E uma mãe que assiste calada e subserviente é tão ou mais culpad ...more
Well if this isn't a RIP-YOUR-HEART-OUT work of non-fiction!
Good Lord....not an easy read....dark....heartbreakingly sad....exasperating....shocking....and animal lovers will be appalled!
Monsieur Didion is a crazy, paranoid and obsessive well-to-do person of the male persuasion (refuse to call him a man) who offers to raise and educate a little blonde girl from a poor family for the sole purpose of eventually marrying her and producing his own blonde daughter, training her to be a superior, supe...more
I read a lot of books. I’ve read books so disturbing and gory, it even makes me question myself. However, The Only Girl in the World really got to me. Maude Julien is a woman who was raised by two crazy parents. Parents who believed they were raising her to be the ultimate human - someone who could survive anything.
It started with her father. He took in her mother at age 6 from her parents, saying that he would provide her a good life and educate her. But what he was really doing was raising he ...more
Q: Life is stronger than anything else, there is always a solution, and I will find it. I’m sure of that. (с)
Why am I not allowed out?
Why must I not derive any pleasure from eating?
Why does Yves stub out his cigarettes on my knee?
Why does Raymond do what he does to me?
Why can’t I have any heating in my bedroom?
Why don’t we wash?
Why does no one kiss and hug me like people do in books?
Why am I not allowed to go to school with other children?(c)
This book is a veritable eye-opener. This is proba ...more
3.5 stars. A very well-written memoir, and equally sad and inspiring.
CW: Child abuse, animal abuse, domestic abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse of a child.
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Mais um livro de não ficção que não desiludiu e que mostrou como existem pessoas completamente insanas e que tornam a vida num inferno às pessoas à sua roda...
4 resilient, brave stars to The Only Girl in the World and infinite stars to Maude Julien for her resilience and bravery ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
From a little girl, Maude Julien was deprived of love, affection, and any comfort at all. On top of that, she was tested and challenged by her father to some standard I never really understood. Basically, he used it as an excuse to torture her. Maude learned compassion through her pets- thank goodness for her animals! And through incredible inner fortitude, Maude learn ...more
Thank you netgalley for providing me with a galley to read in exchange for a fair review.
This is a completely believable, scary book about a girl who spent her entire childhood in isolation. She was tortured by her crazy father until she was able to escape through her marriage.
The only criticism I have of this book, is that the unrelenting horror of Maude's life became overwhelming and hard to continue reading. This is not the fault of the author, she was only fairly reporting on her life with h ...more