Where Silence Ends by Angela Ruiz and Mary Ruiz (Book Review #917)

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Where silence ends is a beautiful story about how a young girl finally breaks silence over all the abuse and trauma she has gone through. Reading through four generations of Mexican American culture, family drama, and abuse, this memoir truly advocates for those who endure sexual abuse and how hard it is to speak up and heal.

Everything begins in Mexico. Esperanza suffers endless nights of deprived sleep. She has no protection from the most important people in her life, her mother and father. She continues to grow with relentless abuse without her brothers even knowing about it. Only when Esperanza is 57 does she finally share her life story with her daughter, Amelia.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I found the entire endeavor to be touching and written in such a way that it was just impossible not to feel and bond with Esperanza. Although the subject matter is sensitive to some and could also trigger others, I recommend this read. Somethings just need to be spoken about, and this is one of the most important subject matters.

The clash of cultures was also an interesting perspective that added to the long-term abuse and the ability to overcome it.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read heartfelt stories.

Written by Jeyran Main

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