4 out of 5 stars
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Karrie’s Thorn by Rev. Cheryl Kincaid is a heartfelt book about a young girl named Karrie, who was struggling with her troubles at home, and she was also questioning her faith in God. The book began with Karrie and her grandmother planting flowers in the garden. Somehow, a thorn got stuck in Karrie’s arm and for some strange reason, she saw a pink halo around the thorn. Karrie lived with her mom and dad, and two older brothers, Pete and Andrew. When she got home that day, she was trying to avoid her dad because he was sexually abusing her. She was also trying to avoid her older brother, Pete, because he physically abused her. Karrie’s dad was an alcoholic who abused Karrie along with her mom, and Pete. Every time Karrie’s dad got drunk, he physically abused Pete, and out of anger and frustration, Pete took it out on Karrie. The members of Karrie’s church knew the circumstances of Karrie’s home life, but they didn’t do anything to help Karrie or her family until one day, Pete was so angry at Karrie that he kicked her in her back in front of Pastor Will and other members of the church. After that, Karrie and both of her brothers were put into foster care, and Karrie’s life was changed forever.
This book touched my heart in so many ways because there are a lot of girls in the world just like Karrie whose cries go unanswered until something serious happens. I also felt sorry for Pete because he was treated like a punching bag and to release some of his anger, he took it out on Karrie by mentally and physically abusing her. I think that this is a good example of how bullying can start. When a child gets mistreated at home, he or she goes to school and takes it out on another student, and that can lead to more serious issues. I would recommend everyone to read this book because when it comes to a childs’ safety, everyone should get involved instead of not saying anything. My rating for this book is 4 out of 5 because there were more than 10 grammatical errors.
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