"There was no excuse for the way we treated you." ~ pg. 52
How much can one girl go through? How much misfortune can a girl experience in her young lifetime? How many kicks can a girl take when she's already down? Ebony grew up in a dysfunctional household and suffered from abuse in school. As a teen, she meets a handsome entertainer, Desmond, and is charmed off her feet. It isn't long before Desmond shows his true self. It turns out, he is like all the others in her life. Ebony really was dealt the worst hand.
Ebony The Beloved is a raw depiction. Some passages made me cringe or shudder because of the brutal, dehumanized acts. In fact, the story begins with a very descriptive scene that made me question whether I could continue reading. I'm glad that I did finish.
Ebony The Beloved is not your average urban novel. There is a lesson to learn within its pages. This book raises awareness about abuse, self confidence and survival. Spivey did a wonderful writing job with descriptive words and emotions that jump through the pages. Ebony The Beloved will cause you to react. While reading, I just kept saying aloud "Oh, Ebony. Know your worth!"
You may know someone in an abusive relationship or may have experienced it yourself. Know your worth! Know there is hope and a way to a better life. I recommend reading Ebony The Beloved. It raises awareness and just might encourage you or a loved one to realize you too are beloved.
DISCLAIMER: This book was received directly from the author for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Title: Ebony The Beloved
Author: Hannah Spivey
Published: July 2011