*** Contains mature themes. For readers 18+ *** “Living is what’s supposed to happen after you survive. It’s life in ‘post-survival’ that defines the human character’s ability to move forward from trauma.” - Maggie Kirton My Firefly Updated Edition - 2018 includes "Ventice" my personal journal which I kept while pressing charges against my parents in 2011. If you have already read the original edition of My Firefly, please note that the content of the original edition has remained the same - the new content is located at the end of the original book and contains 200+ additional pages of text. The link to the new content, Ventice, can be found on the ‘Contents’ page. My Firefly is a true account of a child's abuse at the hands of her family. It will pull you into its pages and grab hold of your spirit. Seen from the perspective of the family home, a young girl struggles to stay alive as she is slowly ripped apart emotionally, physically, and sexually by her father. You’ll experience an abundance of feelings throughout this book and won’t be able to put it down. It is cruel and brutish and bloody. But in the end, Kirton shows that there is hope of having a full and meaningful life even after a horrible and traumatic experience. Author's reply to reviewers: Why does the house tell the story? The people who do nothing; those which watch from the rafters, standing back and shaking their heads; those which stand by and pretend it didn’t happen or that it has no importance; those are the people I’m trying to reach. The house screamed for me because I couldn’t scream for myself when I wrote my story or when I lived it. No one heard me and those who did, turned a blind eye. I was a waste of their time. Maybe if they remove themselves from my voice they might use their own to make a difference in someone else’s life. So, thank you, all of you, for the reviews . . . it means that my book made some noise whether it is good or bad is really beside the point. I don’t want the reader of my book to feel my pain or hear my screams. Selected an audiobook My Firefly: Updated Edition 2018. At the bottom there will be a download button - click. (as in the picture below). After clicking the button, the book is downloaded. Enjoy My Firefly: Updated Edition 2018 on our site ilibpro.info for free and without registration. This edition is now available in several formats. You can now read on many modern devices. Download the e-book My Firefly: Updated Edition 2018 for free in fb2, epub, rtf, txt formats without registering from the ilibpro.info literary site. Book review, quotes, reviews. I want the reader to feel what the house felt: helpless, incapable, useless, and silent - because that is exactly how an abused child sees the world around them. An abused child is not so much in pain as much as they are ‘alone’ while waiting for the next pain to be done with. And now, before you buy my book and read it, you are forewarned. This book is brutal, graphic in its details and its subject is insane on many levels. My Firefly is being used in school systems to help identify abuse in students. It has opened the ‘doors of hope’ to many other survivors. It has helped remind me that I am alive in spite of its contents. Besides, there are too many incidents to mention that are NOT in this book - I only wrote about the easy ones. Imagination saved my life when I was a child; why shouldn’t I write it in the most creative and unique voice possible?!