Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Girl in the Water recounts Nancy Fox-Kilgore's life. She was raised in a loving family home, but there was a hidden secret. Her older sister abused her for pretty much as long as she could remember. Incidents ranged from tying her to a chair and taping her eyes open in the bright sun to using the door to tear off a few of Nancy's toenails. This abuse went on for years, never one stopped by their parents.
This has to be one of the saddest stories I've read in a while. I hate child abuse in any situation but to have the parents turn a blind eye is disgusting. That makes it so much worse. The author brings up the point, however, that bullying often starts at home. I think that is clearly true. Many cases I've seen in my children's school has been parents verbally or physically abusing their child, but I go back to a girl I knew in high school whose brother was molesting her and no one did a thing. In f…