By Lisa Cherry
In only 22 days, Kalyn’s Secret will be released. This is the book I wrote with my daughter Kalyn, and in it we tell the harrowing story of our battle with teen sexual abuse, depression, and rebellion. Here’s a quote from the book:
We didn’t understand the effects of this abuse: the deep, intricate soul wounds inflicted on an adolescent and the shame and self-condemnation that were so carefully concealed in Kalyn behind a confident, bubbly, high-achieving teen exterior; the twisted reasoning and sophisticated denial systems that kept a young mind insulated from ugly truths and memories she had no way of handling; the intense emotional energy it required for a normally honest child to participate in a cover-up that had remained undiscovered for almost two years.
I invite you to read a sample chapter here.