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Grade C After being confined to her trailer for most of her fifteen years, Joy is now safe living with her aunt, uncle and cousins The scars on the outside of her body don t even slightly represent the pain she carries inside She barely talks, spends most of her time in her room and has panic attacks when she s near males Slowly, she begins to take risks and trust her new family and friends.Jolene Perry created a realistic, traumatized character in Joy, though the speed at which she overcome Grade C After being confined to her trailer for most of her fifteen years, Joy is now safe living with her aunt, uncle and cousins The scars on the outside of her body don t even slightly represent the pain she carries inside She barely talks, spends most of her time in her room and has panic attacks when she s near males Slowly, she begins to take risks and trust her new family and friends.Jolene Perry created a realistic, traumatized character in Joy, though the speed at which she overcomes many of her issues is unrealistic There s no way someone with her history of abuse goes from panic attacks looking at men to dating a boy I understand publishers think YA novels almost need a romance, but I think that sends the message boys help heal trauma.Perry s writing was strongest in the flashbacks, the only part of the book where I felt any tension Often chapters ended just when an emotional breakthrough was about to happen, so as readers we don t get to read the payoff.STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW has a great message about the emotional rewards than come from risks, that healing from even the worst experiences is possible I thought the timeline was much too rushed and ending was far too easy.THEMES sexual abuse, physical abuse, family, romance, trauma, therapySTRONGER THAN YOU KNOW is a glimpse into the life of a teen recovering from abuse, with an impossible timeline and corny ending Another hard to classify book, except to say it is a leading contender right now for my Book Of The Year award Powerful, thought provoking, unforgettable, I cannot come up with enough good things to say about this book Joy has become one of my all time favorite book characters There are so many things I cannot say without ruining this book You need to read it, and then read it again In my lifetime there have been perhaps 1 or 2 dozen books that really, truly hit me in my heart and soul th Another hard to classify book, except to say it is a leading contender right now for my Book Of The Year award Powerful, thought provoking, unforgettable, I cannot come up with enough good things to say about this book Joy has become one of my all time favorite book characters There are so many things I cannot say without ruining this book You need to read it, and then read it again In my lifetime there have been perhaps 1 or 2 dozen books that really, truly hit me in my heart and soul this is one of those @Download ì Stronger Than You Know ⚢ After police intervention, fifteen year old Joy has finally escaped the trailer where she once lived with her mother and survived years of confinement and abuse Now living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in a comfortable house, she s sure she ll never belong Wracked by panic attacks, afraid to talk to anyone at her new school, Joy s got a whole list of reasons why she s crazy With immense courage, Joy finds friends and grows closer to her new family But just when hope is taking hold, she learns she must testify in her mother s trial Can she face her old life without losing her way in the new one Will she ever truly belong in a world that seems too normal to be real Powerful writing sucks you right in from page one The story is realistic and painful but loaded with hope Until a few months ago, Joy lived her entire life locked in a trailer with an abusive mother and further abused by a string of visitors Now, suddenly rescued from it all, she s having to navigate a life she never dreamed possible, while dealing with the damage of 15 years of unspeakable trauma Someone living in such a nightmare may find the strength to escape after reading this book Som Powerful writing sucks you right in from page one The story is realistic and painful but loaded with hope Until a few months ago, Joy lived her entire life locked in a trailer with an abusive mother and further abused by a string of visitors Now, suddenly rescued from it all, she s having to navigate a life she never dreamed possible, while dealing with the damage of 15 years of unspeakable trauma Someone living in such a nightmare may find the strength to escape after reading this book Someone who has lived through similar abuse may find affirmation that he or she is not alone, and no matter how hard things are, they can and do get better Someone who has never experienced anything like this can celebrate his or her good fortune and perhaps help to support someone who has lived through such things Great book When it is out we WILL carry it in our shop, Reach And TeachPlease note that this review is based on an Advanced Reader Copy I wasn t expecting this I love this book with all my heart Waiting for this is gonna be torture Waiting for this is gonna be torture ORIGINAL REVIEW CAN BE SEE HERE.I adored Stronger Than You Know I think everyone who has ever been through tough situations should read it just so they know that its possible to make it through anything Also, as a warning, this book is about some pretty terrible abuse So if you don t like reading about that then steer clear of this book.Joy is such a timid little thing When we first meet her all the answers we get are through questions her therapist asks She is afraid of her uncle and she w ORIGINAL REVIEW CAN BE SEE HERE.I adored Stronger Than You Know I think everyone who has ever been through tough situations should read it just so they know that its possible to make it through anything Also, as a warning, this book is about some pretty terrible abuse So if you don t like reading about that then steer clear of this book.Joy is such a timid little thing When we first meet her all the answers we get are through questions her therapist asks She is afraid of her uncle and she won t look up from her feet when shes at school She is broken As the book moves forward Joy goes back and forth from progression to recession She moves so far ahead only to be knocked back evenby a word, scent, thought, etc I think Joy and Justin are PERFECT for each other She calms him and he encourages her He helps her move forward so muchthan anyone else did I think Well, aside from Uncle Rob.Once Joy started talking to Uncle Rob he actually became a HUGE character in the book She was her protector and I think he needed her to be safe just as much as she wanted it Most family situations like this aren t as close or there is a lotstress and fighting This family was pretty much perfect and Nicole and Rob has so much love to give Joy got extremely lucky with her Aunts family.Seeing Joy open up and let people in is a huge deal You get to see exactly what can happen when a child is emotionally and physically abused They pretty much shut down and think the deserved everything that happened to them I am glad she go over that and was able to thrive.Further along in the book we no longer see the chats with Lydia I think that is because her talks with Lydia aren t as big an impact as her growing and learning to trust those around her She is building other relationships and opening up to her family Lydia was the way we learned about her but now that Joy talks to other people we don t need Lydia any to ask questions so we have answers.I feel like the book ended rather abruptly Everything was ended in 3 short chapters and I would have loved to have found out her mothers verdict Whether or not her and Justin last And if Trent stayed the nice guy.I do love that Joy had a happy ending Most kids in her situation hardly ever have happy endings They either crumble under the stress or they try to end their pain in different ways Sadly, as the author said, the inspiration for this story didn t end as happily Overall I gave the book 5 5 Kitties regardless of my unanswered questions 3.13 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Albert Whitman Company and NetGalley 16 year old Joy has spent her entire life in a caravan with her mother and her continual string of abusive boyfriends Joy has been abused emotionally, physically, and sexually, but now she s free to live the rest of her life with her aunt, if only she can come to terms with what has happened to her.Can Joy heal And can she learn to not be scared of me 3.13 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Albert Whitman Company and NetGalley 16 year old Joy has spent her entire life in a caravan with her mother and her continual string of abusive boyfriends Joy has been abused emotionally, physically, and sexually, but now she s free to live the rest of her life with her aunt, if only she can come to terms with what has happened to her.Can Joy heal And can she learn to not be scared of men This was an okay story, but I didn t like it as much as I expected to.Joy was a really messed up girl It was obvious how much her life with her mother had affected her, and it was obvious that those sort of wounds wouldn t be healed overnight I did feel sorry for her and what she had gone through, but I also wanted her to open up and begin to heal too.The storyline in this was okay, but it just felt a bit lacking to me The story was basically concerned with Joy overcoming her past, and learning to move on with her future, but there wasn t a whole lot else to it until the very end The whole story was concerned with Joy s journey, and that just wasn t quite enough to keep me interested unfortunately.There was a touch of romance, which was okay, but I didn t really like that either.The ending was okay, and we did get a bitaction towards the end, but it really was the very, very end, and it didn t last long then Overall okay story, but I didn t love it,6.25 out of 10 I somehow missed this book when it was first put on NetGalley, so a HUGE THANK YOU needs to go out to Chrissi for reviewing it and subsequently alerting me to its existence The moment I got my approval email, I downloaded it and started reading If it weren t for my having to work, I would have read it all in one sitting it was that good As it was, I did half and half, and loved every second of it I read The Summer I Found You another Perry novel from earlier this year , and while I enjoye I somehow missed this book when it was first put on NetGalley, so a HUGE THANK YOU needs to go out to Chrissi for reviewing it and subsequently alerting me to its existence The moment I got my approval email, I downloaded it and started reading If it weren t for my having to work, I would have read it all in one sitting it was that good As it was, I did half and half, and loved every second of it I read The Summer I Found You another Perry novel from earlier this year , and while I enjoyed that one, it s nothing compared to Stronger Than You Know This one felt absolutely real, in all its heartbreak and hope, and I knew at 58% that I wanted to buy my own hardback copy.I want to address the romance first, since it s actually the least important part in my opinion , but it s still central to the story and deserves a little nod There needs to beboys like Justin in YA novels teens who know what boundaries are, and if someone is uncomfortable, you back off Justin was so considerate to Joy and her anxiety, even before he knew what was causing it If she was quiet, he filled the silence or just sat in it comfortably with her And when he made it clear he wanted to pursue a romantic relationship, not just a friendship, but Joy wasn t ready, he took it in stride said he would wait as long as she needed In everything else that was so unhealthy about Joy s life, this was a quietly beautiful part that I adored.Did I mention that Justin also plays guitar But honestly my favorite part of the story was the relationship between Joy and her Uncle Rob Starting out unable to speak in his presence, and then moving to trust and love, Joy had such a hard time, but the most growth, with Rob It was so touching to see Rob go out of his way to comfort Joy and make her feel safe, even if it meant removing himself from the room And when they were closer, he didn t try to shelter her, but instead encouraged her to get back into life However, he always provided an out he knew that she could get overloaded, and need to leave immediately from a situation When Joy is triggered by certain smells, Rob drops everything to get her to a place she feels safer No minimizing her panic attack as trivial, and no shaming for her reactions It was really fantastic to see that approach to mental health in teens Joy was fragile, sure, but there s no need to treat her like a doll until she specifically says, I need help And everything else Just amazing It wasn t flawless there were some parts that seemed a bit rushed but it was pretty close Perry didn t focus on what happened to Joy it was a major part, obviously, since she can t just up and forget all that The story wasabout moving on and healing, and finding a way to move past trauma and feel love familial and romantic again And while it was definitely emotional and I felt some heartstrings being tugged, overall it felt well joyful Embracing the future even when the past makes you want to give up.I really did love this book, even though it s tiny and I d have loved to read 200 pagesI plan on buying a copy for myself when I get the chance Obviously, I recommend it to anyone who s looking for a contemporary that addresses hard issues like child abuse and PTSD in teens, but has a lighter andoptimistic tone And I d say give The Summer I Found You a try as well This review was originally posted on The Thousand Lives TW Child abuse and rape Joy has never seen the world outside until a few months ago She was confined in a small trailer by her mother who abused her and also brought in visitors who took advantage of her My heart broke so much for this kid All the inhumane things she went through shakes you to the core Finally getting out of that DISGUSTING place, Joy is taken in by her Aunt Nicole and Uncle Rob These two are my favourite people throughout the book They are so empathetic, specially Uncl TW Child abuse and rape Joy has never seen the world outside until a few months ago She was confined in a small trailer by her mother who abused her and also brought in visitors who took advantage of her My heart broke so much for this kid All the inhumane things she went through shakes you to the core Finally getting out of that DISGUSTING place, Joy is taken in by her Aunt Nicole and Uncle Rob These two are my favourite people throughout the book They are so empathetic, specially Uncle Rob I loved his character, I loved how he connected with Joy, I loved how he became a father figure she never had He s amazing Now 3 months after, Joy joins school She s not comfortable around males, she gets panic attacks and doesn t feel safe It s quite understandable when you see the shit she went through The book has titles that give a little hint what the chapter will be about I really like books with different titles for each chapter Let s talk about Joy s character The book title basically describes everything, she s stronger than you know It s remarkable how she slowly embraces her darkness but also finds light She tries her best to get better everyday, you can see the effort on every chapter There s romance too Justin is the perfect kind of guy He s sweet, empathetic, talks a lot, plays guitar and absolutely has heart eyes for Joy What a cutie I really enjoyed reading it I love stories which shows progress from a bad state time This book speaks about a lot of things The abusive scenes made me cry and the writing throughout was very raw I loved it