Child abuse is a subject that’s almost impossible to comprehend. Shock headlines in newspapers might bring it to the public attention every now and then, but the nature of the reporting makes it difficult to imagine what the child must have gone through.
Debbie Drechsler knows exactly how it feels, however, having been abused by her father. In Daddy’s Girl she relates a harrowing collection of stories inspired by her own childhood, told from the perspective of a teenage girl stuck in a horrific cycle of abuse.
Daddy’s Girl pulls no punches but is as amazing as it is heartbreaking, showing the incredible strength and depth of reserve a young girl can muster in the face of such a despicable and disgusting man. A powerful and, at times, deeply shocking read.