Maxine Gibson in Beautifully Abused Book.1.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
*FINISHED!* I was twelve years old when my dad died and I thought that my life would never be the same again. I was right. Mom has a new boyfriend, called Pete Hallows. He loves me...but not in the way a man should love his mom's daughter. He loves me in a completely different way.
This is my story!

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Prologue

Submitted: May 29, 2010

I was twelve years old when my dad died and I thought that my life would never be the same again. I was right. Mom has a new boyfriend, called Pete Hallows. He loves me...but not in the way a man should love his mom's daughter. He loves me in a completely different way.
This is my story! Read Chapter

Daddy's Death

Submitted: May 29, 2010

ONE: DADDY’S DEATH I took his cold hand in mine and sighed deeply to myself. He looked so small, so helpless just lying there in th... Read Chapter

Funeral for a Friend

Submitted: May 29, 2010

TWO: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND “Max!” The photo fell from my grasp as my name was called. I sighed and bent down to pick it up. It was... Read Chapter

Max's Lullabye

Submitted: May 29, 2010

THREE: MAX’S LULLABYE It had now been one whole year since Dad had died. I was thirteen and all I seemed to be doing was sitting up... Read Chapter

Pete Hallows

Submitted: May 29, 2010

FOUR: PETE HALLOWS At every school, there’s someone who gets picked on. At my school, it’s me. Out of a class of thirty and out o... Read Chapter

A Cruel Beating

Submitted: May 29, 2010

FIVE: A CRUEL BEATING My eyes flickered open as I noticed the numbers flashing up on the screen of my cell phone over and over. I rol... Read Chapter

Freddie's Chat

Submitted: May 29, 2010

SIX: FREDDIE’S CHAT “What’s going on with you?” I felt sick to the pit of my stomach as Freddie sat down on the bean bag next... Read Chapter

Bedtime Stories

Submitted: May 29, 2010

SEVEN: BEDTIME STORIES “What the hell were you thinking?” I could barely open my eyes as I lay on Freddie’s couch. My stoma... Read Chapter

A Boyfriends Rage

Submitted: May 29, 2010

EIGHT: A BOYFRIENDS RAGE I opened my eyes that morning and groaned. Glancing around the room, I wondered where I was at first and the... Read Chapter

Present From Hell

Submitted: May 29, 2010

NINE: PRESENT FROM HELL I stared down at the blood dripping from my arm as tears came to my eyes. Pete wiped them away with his finge... Read Chapter

Talking With The Principal

Submitted: May 29, 2010

TEN: TALKING WITH THE PRINCIPAL Jenny stuffed her math text book into her locker and took out her history text book. Her blonde hair ... Read Chapter

Pictures With A Thousand Words

Submitted: May 30, 2010

ELEVEN: PICTURES WITH A THOUSAND WORDS No matter what I did, I just couldn’t get last night out of my head. Memories of it flashed ... Read Chapter

Family Argument

Submitted: May 30, 2010

TWELVE: FAMILY ARGUMENT I slid into the passenger seat of Paul’s silver Porsche. I’d always wanted a Porsche and so I was glad wh... Read Chapter

First Cut Is The Deepest

Submitted: May 30, 2010

THIRTEEN: FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST As soon as those words escaped my mouth, I had a sudden flashback to when we’d just found out ab... Read Chapter

Nightmares On Rose Street

Submitted: May 30, 2010

FOURTEEN: NIGHTMARES ON ROSE STREET Jenny didn’t live that far from me. She lived at 64 Rose Street so basically just round the cor... Read Chapter

Taking Advantage

Submitted: May 30, 2010

FIFTEEN: TAKING ADVANTAGE I didn’t feel like going to school that morning. I hardly slept at all last night after my nightmare. It ... Read Chapter

Especially You

Submitted: May 30, 2010

SIXTEEN: ESPECIALLY YOU Everyone has their special places. Places where they go to just sit and be alone, whether it’s somewhere at... Read Chapter

Sick Inside

Submitted: May 30, 2010

SEVENTEEN: SICK INSIDE He did it again! Last night when Mom was out with her mates. He raped me and on the living room couch as well.... Read Chapter

Cats Out Of The Bag

Submitted: May 30, 2010

EIGHTEEN: CATS OUT OF THE BAG Monica didn’t mind picking me up at all. When we got back to the apartment, she made me some warm sou... Read Chapter

Promise

Submitted: May 31, 2010

NINETEEN: PROMISE My brown hair dangled in my face and I shut my eyes tight, clenching my hands into fists at my side. I needed to pu... Read Chapter

Those Three Little Words

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY: THOSE THREE LITTLE WORDS I swung my legs up onto the kitchen counter and hugged my knees to my chest crying harder. Freddie s... Read Chapter

Jenny's Broken Nose

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY ONE: JENNY’S BROKEN NOSE I thought about what Freddie had said that night, about talking to someone at school but I wasn’t... Read Chapter

Meeting With Sarah

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY TWO: MEETING WITH SARAH I watched guiltily as Jenny walked into school that morning. She had a nose plaster on from where I’... Read Chapter

Dear Diary

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY THREE: DEAR DIARY Dear Diary, So this is it, the end of my life I mean. I sit in my room surrounded by books, photos and s... Read Chapter

A Solemn Goodbye

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY FOUR: A SOLEMN GOODBYE I folded up the small piece of paper and sighed, tears streaming down my face. The last note was done. ... Read Chapter

Feeling Safe

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY FIVE: FEELING SAFE I felt safe in Freddie’s arms. He cradled me back and forth like a little kid. Now I knew that it was him... Read Chapter

Barely Alive

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY SIX: BARELY ALIVE “N...No.” I managed, my eyes fluttering open. “No.” I clutched my stomach and gasped for air as Paul... Read Chapter

Good News

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY SEVEN: GOOD NEWS “Freddie.” He hugged me hard and I winced in pain as he nudged my shoulder. “Sorry.” He apologise... Read Chapter

Brighter

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY EIGHT: BRIGHTER “Do I have to do this?” I complained fingering my stuffed tiger’s ear as Doctor Asquith checked my heart... Read Chapter

Homeless Heart

Submitted: May 31, 2010

TWENTY NINE: HOMELESS HEART I lay in my hospital bed staring up at the ceiling holding my stuffed tiger to my chest. I sighed and gla... Read Chapter

Letting Go

Submitted: May 31, 2010

THIRTY: LETTING GO I got an unexpected visitor that day. I sat up in bed alone hugging my tiger. I gulped nervously as I noticed the ... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: May 31, 2010

EPILOGUE I sat in the back of the car with my headphones plugged into my ears. I sighed deeply to myself and stared out the window as... Read Chapter

Survey

Submitted: June 01, 2010

SURVEY Favourite Character: Least Favourite Character: Favourite Chapter: Least Favourite Chapter: Dramatic Chapter: ... Read Chapter