***DISCLAIMER: I received this book via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Any thoughts and opinions are my own.***
Book & Author Details:
Little Miss Somebody by Christy Lynn Abram
Publication date: July 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Based on a true story
Fourteen-year-old Nikki is forced to leave her whole world behind when her mother makes an impulsive move to Missouri. Once in the heart of Saint Louis, her mother begins a vicious cycle of abuse and abandonment, leaving Nikki to fend for herself at her grandmother’s house, amidst her mother’s drug addicted siblings.
Humiliated, lacking resources, and feeling more than ever like a burden, Nikki decides to take matters into her own hands—when she embarks on a journey to find her father, a missing piece to the puzzle of her life. Along the way she unravels more pain and layers of family abuse, causing her to want to give up.
But she won’t give up. Not yet. Not Nikki. Not until she finds what she’s looking for. But, will Nikki find the love she desperately needs?
Little Miss Somebody is a very emotional book. Go ahead and set your box of tissues next to you before you even start reading. You will need them!
Nikki's story is not unlike a lot of stories I've heard before. And I've experienced some of the same things she went through in my own life. What makes this book so poignant and special is how it is written. It's not as if you're reading a second-hand account or a rigid story about the tragedies of life. Nikki's life is poured out over these pages so fluidly that you start to feel the heavy-heartedness she feels.
Her journey is amazing and heartbreaking. As a mother, I wanted to reach into the pages and pull her out just so I could wrap my arms around her. I cannot fathom how a mother could ever show anything but love for her child. And I cannot even begin to imagine how it feels to go through life knowing that my own mother didn't love me.
Child abuse happens more than people like to or care to admit. Reading Nikki's story broke my heart but her strength and her character kept me motivated to keep reading. The ending of the book sets us up for another book, and for once I'm okay with that. Amazing story. Amazing writing by Christy Lynn Abram!
After enduring years of trauma and struggling with depression and PTSD, Christy Lynn Abram embarked on a journey to self-healing using holistic wellness as her guide. Now, as an Expressive Writing Coach and author, she teaches others how to love themselves healthy.
Christy is trained in eight healing modalities, including: a Reiki master, EFT practitioner, reflexologist, massage therapist, and a crystal healer, all of which aided in her discovery of how to heal herself naturally. These life-changing skills also served as the foundation to enhancing her gift as an intuitive healer. She has been recognized for her knowledge of the chakra system (by best-selling author of the Chakra Bible, Patricia Mercier), gemstone healing, and energy medicine. She also contributes to several online publications on the subject of holistic healing and offers individual coaching, e-
courses, and workshops all designed to assist and encourage others on their journey toward a better, fuller life. Christy also loves to use her gift of writing to help others.
In her book Chakra Wellness: 7 Ways to Renew the Total she dives into the seven chakra centers from a mind-body-soul perspective. Readers learn how to discern key issues, heal imbalances, and maintain energetic barriers to eliminate stress and increase their overall well-being.
In her emotional novel, Little Miss Somebody, Christy wears her heart on her sleeve and delivers a poignant tale of love and sacrifice. Based on a true story, Little Miss Somebody will be released in July 2015.