masterspyforever, September 22, 2011
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Margaux Fragoso is a woman with a story.
She grew up being molested - and, ultimately, falling in love, with a family friend who is fifty some years older than she is. The book goes into great detail, which makes you believe that some of it must be fabricated, because of the sheer impossibility of someone remembering conversations that took place when they were eight years old. I don't doubt the validity of this book, but some holes were filled in, that much is true.
Fragoso is a gifted writer, and her story is both interesting and enlightening. It makes you see that pedophiles can truly be anyone - even the friendly person your child talks to at the pool.
It was a quick read, although it doesn't feel as though anything is missing. Fragoso does not put in anything unnecessary, nor does she leave anything vital out. That is too often the case of memoirs - too many irrelevant events, and too little important turns.
An excellent book, although I would only recommend it to people who do not mind something that is tough to read at some points.