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Written on: 05/06/2012
this is my second time reading this book and wow, its absolutely fabulous! im on the 5th page and i felt a real feeling of sorrow as kevin has obviously had a hard life! i honestly felt like i needed to somehow reach kevin and tell him that everything would be okay! i could not feel any more sorry for this man. i slammed the book down in horror and googled kevin lewis i had to somehow tell him how his book made me feel. it really touched my heart and i could not stop crying as i turned the… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/02/2010 by judihill (1 review written)
Excellent Book! Kevin should be very proud of the person he has become, so many Children from abusive backgrounds end up going down the wrong road your book just shows that anything is possible if you want it! Well Done Kevin give yourself a pat on the back. (am half way through "The Kid Moves On"). Judi… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2009
i couldnt put Kevin Lewis, The Kid: A True Story down,the emotions i felt whilst reading really hit hard.i too missed my childhood.fantastic book kevin… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/07/2009
I travel a lot and so have started listening to audio books! They are much better than listening to music. Overall, I really enjoyed this The Kid: A True Story audio book - however, as much as I want to sympathize with Kevin, I'm finding it really hard! Being born into the era that we were has always been difficult - we have all (of a similar age) faced poverty and a very tough life.
I was born with phsyical disabilities and my parents had me institutionalised at a very early age (4, I… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/02/2009 by Grahame45 (2 reviews written)
After listening to the story about David Pelzer Kevin Lewis, The Kid: A True Story really took my breath away from the brutal kicks punches and stabbing by a so called parent..... My heart really wet out to this story… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/12/2008
This book is the best I've ever read and I don't read many but this one made me cry… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/12/2008
I loved this book. It's so emotional and very addictive if i can say. All parents should read this book and all people who abuse others and most of all people who get abused. It showed me that a life of abuse can turn out to be a success… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2008 by KylieeStarxx (1 review written)
I've just finished the book, my brother gave me it to read. The book was good to read and i enjoyed it, i think it was good that he wrote a book about how he lived and how he managed to turn everything around. With reading this book i now think if you want to do something you can. There is nothing that will get in your way if you want it that much. I have to say enjoy the rest off your life with you wife and kids if anything you deserve it. But for anyone reading this comment if you haven't… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/08/2008
The best book ever written....makes you think anything you want to do is possible. Well done Kevin on your first book!… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/01/2008 by melly75 (1 review written)
This book makes you think that if you think you have a bad life, look at Kevin and the way he has lived his life and fulfilled his dreams… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2007 by sukigill (1 review written)
What a fantastic book. It is sad yet uplifting to know that this poor child survived such an awful childhood. He made the best of his life despite the horrific circumstances he had to grow up in. I cried so much and really felt his pain although I could never know how he really felt. Best of luck to him and his family. The survivors of abuse are real heroes… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2007 by emmaraver (1 review written)
Overall the book was a good read and I went out and brought the follow on story "Moving On" and I was so happy that Kevin Lewis turned his life around and made a family of his own. I want to say good luck for the future and hope he has a good and happy life something he deserves. A recommended read… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/04/2007 by victoria dillon (1 review written)
Kevin gave very good detail at just how bad his upbringing was, you seemed to be there with him when he was getting his beatings of his parents, especially his mother, who is a totally demented woman and should never have been allowed to have children, ever. I totally admire Kevin how he triumphed over a truly terrible start in life, no doubt he is still living with the painful memories of his past because there are just some things you can never forget but you can learn to live them, hence the… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/04/2007 by elainephilpot (1 review written)
An amazing book, I have always been interested in fostering and picked up this book to read about a child's experiences of being in foster care. I was totally heartbroken, I am so saddened that a child could be let down by so many people. I am only a few years younger than Kevin and read with disbelief that this happened during my childhood in the seventies and eighties.
It has only strengthened my desire to foster in the future and would like to thank Kevin for this and one day maybe I… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2007 by bust bee (1 review written)
I have never read a book as quickly as this one.
It is reassuring to know that I'm not the only one.
I'm 29 now, have a great job. Which I have to give credit to my old boss for pushing me and telling me I could do it. Without him I would still be the girl with no confidence, still believing all the things my parents said I was. My father tries to take the credit for my success, I am now strong enough to tell him what I think of him.
I am also a mother, who has done everything the complete… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/12/2006 by yellowchick07 (1 review written)
The Kid: A True Story is an amazing book! It will bring tears to your eyes. It was heart gripping and heartbreaking, as well as something that will make your heart race! I am reading the second Kevin Lewis book at the moment "The Kid Moves On", and all I can say is OMG! Fantastic!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/10/2006 by patricia67 (1 review written)
Having read the book, I couldn't get over how similar my childhood was to Kevin Lewis's. Down to the years certain things happened to him, to the things his mum used to do to him. It made me cry a lot of times, but it also made me think that I can be a lot stronger and achieve things. It was like sitting in a room and sharing your experiences with a friend. Thank you. xxxxxxx… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/10/2006 by Helen of Troy (188 reviews written)
This is one of the best, if not THE best book I have ever read. I could not put it down. I even got up in the middle of the night to continue my read. It is not often I have time to read, but everything just seemed to have to wait while I read through The Kid: A True Story by Kevin Lewis. It is not a long book, and it keeps you interested throughout.
Kevin writes about his early life in a sort of matter of fact way, with no evidence of self-pity, though what this man went through in the hands… Read Full Review
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