Sy het haarself Stom Anna genoem Omdat sy aan niemand kon vertel van dit wat tussen haar en haar stiefpa plaasgevind het nie Nie aan haar ma nie, nie aan haar beste vriendin nie, en selfs nie aan haar eie pa nie Dit is n verhaal wat sy nou eers, jare later, kan uitskryf Nou eers kan sy die swye verbreek oor hoe haar stiefpa haar diepste menswees aangetas het En hoe sy uiteindelik nderkant uitgekom het Dis ek, Anna is gebaseer op n ware verhaal Elbie L tter is n skuilnaam


10 thoughts on “Dis Ek, Anna

  1. Wanda Hartzenberg Wanda Hartzenberg says:

    Dis ek, AnnaIs a book that twisted me like a dirty dishcloth Left me out to dry Made me feel like a tuning fork that has never been pitch perfect It acted like a magnet Pulling me towards it only to change polarity and force me away Is the writing good No Its brilliant You are with this girl every step of every way You are with her, watching as Danie starts to prime her at only ten You look down the hall to warn her when she needs to sneak out her wet bedding When she meets Marnus you Dis ek, AnnaIs a book that twisted me like a dirty dishcloth Left me out to dry Made me feel like a tuning fork that has never been pitch perfect It acted like a magnet Pulling me towards it only to change polarity and force me away Is the writing good No Its brilliant You are with this girl every step of every way You are with her, watching as Danie starts to prime her at only ten You look down the hall to warn her when she needs to sneak out her wet bedding When she meets Marnus you fall in love with him ten seconds before she does Yes I am late to the party 12 years late but this book is ageless It is horrible, it is stunning It is served with no sides of nice and with a distinct lack of woe me all at once This book, this review Is not for you dear reader The book is for everybody This review is for me I finished this book last night and talked to EVERYBODY about the book the entire day To the point where I got annoyed with myself I have never ever hated anybody the way I hate Anna s mom I am glad Anna loves her I hate her I am writing this review to close this chapter To still Anna s voice in my head I do not bank on it working but I need to get over Anna, over even Little Danie who in his own way broke my heart I hope when I push publish I will be done with this I doubt it I think Anna came to change my life


  2. Annie Annie says:

    A extremely emotional book When i dropped the book after reading the last sentence there was a box of tissues next to me I had to use it a few times while reading this book It s a terrible story and eventerrible because its base on a true one It is a heart rending book and your heart bleeds for the poor girl who had to suffer through so many misery only having a there is not a bad enough word father and a ghost of a mother She had to grow up when she was only a toddler and had A extremely emotional book When i dropped the book after reading the last sentence there was a box of tissues next to me I had to use it a few times while reading this book It s a terrible story and eventerrible because its base on a true one It is a heart rending book and your heart bleeds for the poor girl who had to suffer through so many misery only having a there is not a bad enough word father and a ghost of a mother She had to grow up when she was only a toddler and had to suffer her entire childhood Its a very good written book and your sucked in from the first word to the last full stop


  3. Jodi Jodi says:

    This is a very deep and emotional book There is not one moment you will dare to smile or laugh Personally, when I had finished the book, my pillow was drenched.I got very worked up while reading this book because it is all being seen through the eyes of an innocent, young child You grow up with the character Anna and start to feel everything she feels This book is not for the faint hearted When starting this book, be prepared for the onslaught of emotions that WILL overwhelm you.All in al This is a very deep and emotional book There is not one moment you will dare to smile or laugh Personally, when I had finished the book, my pillow was drenched.I got very worked up while reading this book because it is all being seen through the eyes of an innocent, young child You grow up with the character Anna and start to feel everything she feels This book is not for the faint hearted When starting this book, be prepared for the onslaught of emotions that WILL overwhelm you.All in all, I found this book deeply moving and would highly recommend it


  4. Yvette Yvette says:

    It was disturbing to read about her experience and the fact that her mother refused to believe her daughter and prefered to believe him How can a mother that are suppose to love and protect you not see and listen to what is happening to her child To desert your child and never look back Then I close my eyes and thank God that all through my life my mother is there to keep me safe and loved


  5. Sonja Arlow Sonja Arlow says:

    From a purely literary point of view this book was not the best I have ever read The writing was almost raw and unvarnished and that is probably what the author was going for The content however was gripping if very difficult to read It s recommended with caution.


  6. Vamp Vamp says:

    it s been a while since a book made me cry like this one did beautifully written and really one of the best afrikaans books i ve ever read.


  7. Chantélle Cridland Chantélle Cridland says:

    It s a good book, very sad story, but I m not a big fan of the writing style There is definitely room for improvement I hope people take sexual abuseseriously, especially among children.


  8. Books Books says:

    There is no reason for me to give this book anything less than five stars Despite the shocking content matter of this story, Anna s voice, shining through the simplistic writing, made it evenheartbreakingly sad I simply have no words for what she and her baby stepsister had to endure night after night under the depraved fantasies and horrid abuse by Anna s stepfather It brings to light that sexual and physical abuse is rampant in all walks of life, andshould be done to listen to a There is no reason for me to give this book anything less than five stars Despite the shocking content matter of this story, Anna s voice, shining through the simplistic writing, made it evenheartbreakingly sad I simply have no words for what she and her baby stepsister had to endure night after night under the depraved fantasies and horrid abuse by Anna s stepfather It brings to light that sexual and physical abuse is rampant in all walks of life, andshould be done to listen to and assist its victims This was by far not an easy read, but once I started, I couldn t put it down I found it incredibly sad and appalling that Anna s mother didn t believe her or her little sister She always, and without fail, took the side of her husband Sadly, I ve heard of many instances where the wife would take the side of her husband, instead of defending and protecting those she chose to bring into this world In my mind, the mother is as guilty for not wanting to know not wanting to believe it is being done to her daughters, as the man is of doing it to two little girls he was supposed to love and protect If you haven t read this yet, please do It will make you angry and break your heart, but I think it is important that we should all be aware of what the most upstanding citizens of our communities pastors in our churches, and well respected authority figures are capable of doing behind closed doors It s tragic


  9. BookwormLove BookwormLove says:

    If we put aside the poor writing afrikaans accents etc , didnt bother me at all, and the fact that its brutally honest at times, if you can stomach it read it brilliant book..so heartbreaking I found myself crying often with this book Some parts had me sick to my stomach litrallybut otherwise its one of those heartwrenching true story that will stay with me forever If we put aside the poor writing afrikaans accents etc , didnt bother me at all, and the fact that its brutally honest at times, if you can stomach it read it brilliant book..so heartbreaking I found myself crying often with this book Some parts had me sick to my stomach litrallybut otherwise its one of those heartwrenching true story that will stay with me forever


  10. Anastassia Anastassia says:

    This was such a sad story, but you almost get a sense of thata girl realising that she s gone the extra mile to actually write it all down The ending was a bit neglected, but all in all, a very good read.