Alice Lawrence with Megan Lloyd-Davies's Daddy's Prisoner: What do you do when your dad has made you PDF

By Alice Lawrence with Megan Lloyd-Davies

ISBN-10: 1847398073

ISBN-13: 9781847398079

ISBN-10: 184983055X

ISBN-13: 9781849830553

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I stared at him. ‘We fell downstairs,’ I said quickly. He looked at me, his eyes sliding down to the bruises on my legs before turning to Mum. ‘They’re always doing it,’ she said. ‘They play and get themselves into trouble. ’ The doctor stared at her and I knew he didn’t believe our lies. Fear rushed into me. Would he tell anyone? Would Mum get a beating when we got home? Would someone call the police again? ‘Well, you need to take better care of them,’ he said as he turned to leave. Mum looked at Laura and me, legs covered in thick bruises and tears staining our cheeks.

But my older brother hated having us trailing after him, because, as my eleventh birthday approached, Michael had hit his teens and started becoming a young man. He wasn’t a child like us any more – he was getting interested in girls and rebelling. The biggest change in him though was that Michael just didn’t seem to care any more if he got hit. Instead, he’d go to his room or leave the house when The Idiot started on him and I wished I was a boy because Michael was brave and being brave meant more freedom.

But I could not hide any more when I was shouted downstairs for tea and knew I had to go. ‘You look pale,’ Mum said as I got my food. I stared at her – a part of me almost hoping that somehow she’d see my secret and rescue me from it; that she’d know what was happening without words just as I knew what was happening to her even if I didn’t always see the bruises. But Mum didn’t seem to notice as she carried on serving out the watery sausage stew she’d made for that night’s tea.

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