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Inside the Mind of a Bastard Child

March 27, 2011
By Marieweibel BRONZE, State College, Pennsylvania
Marieweibel BRONZE, State College, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments


Even a bastard child can raise above the rest to become something great. I was born into a family of drug addicts, and alcoholics. My mother had so many lovers that she could not tell me who my father was, and when she deiced not to raise me she left me with my older sister Rachael's dad. Rachael's dad was a physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive man who used to refer to me as Bastard.

When my father passed when I was nine I was horrified finding his dead body in our hotel room. However his death marked my journey to becoming a women redeemed by salvation and freed from the labels I had placed upon myself. I lived in two half-way houses, and four family before the fifth on adopted me when I was fourteen. I struggled through my school years bullied and alone until a suicide attempt brought me face to face with the question, “Why am I here?”


Inside the Mind of a Bastard Child

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on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:33 pm
mariarivera SILVER, Sacramento, California
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Dont cry because its over. Smile because it happened" - Dr.Seuss

This is really good. Really want to read this book.

Hayley said...
on Jul. 13 2016 at 12:05 pm
Stay strong! good job and hope all the best thing for the rest of your life....

on Mar. 10 2016 at 10:42 am
QueenIsland123 BRONZE, Dubai, Other
4 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
It always seem impossible until it is done -Nelson Mandela

Such a good story although I was a little confused on some parts.

riya said...
on Aug. 14 2014 at 11:01 am
this book inspires us to strrugle like the boy.

on Mar. 9 2014 at 8:16 pm
TakeAGuessKatara SILVER, Beltsville, Maryland
8 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live for tomorrow, remember today, and smile because you survived yesterday," by Me

This was a very interesting book to read and it showed me the strength of human character. Marie is a great writer and I hope that she continues being so strong :)

on May. 5 2013 at 12:14 pm
freakycatlover DIAMOND, Antrim, New Hampshire
95 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know?"

Keep writing, and stay stong no matter what people say.

makya aursby said...
on Jan. 8 2013 at 10:45 am
makya aursby, Newport News, Virginia
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yi think this story is sad  and i also think into conclusion to my last statement i shall show sy

on Nov. 8 2012 at 8:15 pm
You'll have to excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. You are some trooper. This is a cool, but sad and painful story. God bless you on the rest of your life journey!

on Oct. 11 2012 at 9:32 pm
I am having the same trouble, did you ever get an answer>

on Aug. 13 2012 at 8:14 pm
loveisntreal GOLD, Arcata, California
19 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"you live what you've learned." -linkin park

thankyou for this. you have really inspired me. you did a great job. i love your origionality. <3 i wish you good luck!!

Labeled said...
on May. 11 2012 at 5:51 pm
For some reason I cant go past chapter one. I click next and it sends me back to the cover. How can I fix this?

J1029 SILVER said...
on May. 1 2012 at 5:54 pm
J1029 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
5 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sing like no one is listening,
Dance like no one is watching,
Love like you've never been hurt and
Live like it's heaven on earth.

- Mark Twain

It's good and has a lot of detail, but it's a little hard to follow. Other than that I like it. 

on Apr. 8 2012 at 9:57 pm
sherrinford SILVER, Hong Kong, Other
8 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
People die all the time.

Finally! Something realistic, powerful, amazing that doesn't try to imitate Jacqueline Wilson 'I'm the saddest girl int he world' series. I love your idea of writing a free verse poem for your story. Honestly, I would love to see this published into a bestseller. I would also love to buy one for me and another for a friend. 

This is a truly beautiful book. <3

on Apr. 1 2012 at 4:59 pm
shapeshifter56 GOLD, Cave Creek, Arizona
14 articles 0 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."
--Unknown Author

This is the second time I have read this. It is truly an amazing story and very well-written. Stay strong :) My heart goes out to you and all of your family.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 25 2012 at 6:38 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

I'm so, so sorry. This is a truly amazing story. This is really powerful. Perhaps this is why you're here: to tell your story. Great job and good luck for the rest of your life!

on Feb. 25 2012 at 12:08 pm
dreamsandthings SILVER, San Diego, California
5 articles 1 photo 3 comments
Wow. That is so amazing and inspiring. That's really all I can say. I'm speechless.

on Feb. 13 2012 at 10:20 am
KeyaLove BRONZE, Philadelphia , Pa, Pennsylvania
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy and Fabulous.

One of my favorities , So powerful. :))

on Feb. 8 2012 at 7:07 pm
Marieweibel BRONZE, State College, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments
Thank you everyone. :) Your comments are most encouraging :)

on Feb. 6 2012 at 9:42 am
Longstaffinator BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 3 comments
This is powerful.

on Jan. 26 2012 at 12:39 pm
jbjones87 SILVER, Rougemont, North Carolina
8 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"live the poetry you could never write"

this is extremely good. keep going with this please and check out my poems and book. my book is pending right now but i'd love some feedback. youre a strong person. keep writing