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....
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Spilled Milk Reviews
I'm going to dnf this book. My heart just can't take it.
I found this book very compelling. It shows how someone who lives in a bad environment feels it is normal. When they see how others act in a family, they see their lives are not normal. It reminds people to never judge others. You never know the hardships they go through. Unfortunately many wear a mask so others don't know the real person inside because they mask the pain they feel. Brooke's mask was being a good student. It hid what was really going on in her life. We all hide from one thing or ...more
“Just remember, rain doesn’t seem all that threatening at first, but too much rain can turn into a flood.”
Cover aside (because well, it’s not the prettiest), Spilled Milk was one of the most compelling books I have read to this date. Spilled Milk shows you the inside of so many things that go on in this world every single day. And through Brooke’s POV, we see the details on how it can destroy a family and cause so much turmoil that they think there is no way to come back from it.
“But at the ...more
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
Quite heartbreaking... I'm going to have to come back with the review for this one!
Proofreading is important. The story is compelling, but the number of run-on sentences and terrible use of punctuation was very distracting. I found myself skimming at the end just to be done with it.
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