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What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA GymnasticsRecipient Of Sports Illustrated S Inspiration Of The Year Award And One Of Time S Most Influential People Who Is Going To Tell These Little Girls That What Was Done To Them Matters That They Are Seen And Valued, That They Are Not Alone And They Are Not Unprotected Rachael Denhollander S Voice Was Heard Around The World When She Spoke Out To End The Most Shocking Scandal In US Gymnastics History The First Victim To Publicly Accuse Larry Nassar, The Former USA Gymnastics Team Doctor Who Abused Hundreds Of Young Athletes, Rachael Now Reveals Her Full Story For The First Time How Did Nassar Get Away With It For So Long How Did Rachael And The Other Survivors Finally Stop Him And Bring Him To Justice And How Can We Protect The Vulnerable In Our Own Families, Churches, And Communities What Is A Girl Worthis The Inspiring True Story Of Rachael S Journey From An Idealistic Young Gymnast To A Strong And Determined Woman Who Found The Courage To Raise Her Voice Against Evil, Even When She Thought The World Might Not Listen This Deeply Personal And Compelling Narrative Shines A Spotlight On The Physical And Emotional Impact Of Abuse, Why So Many Survivors Are Reluctant To Speak Out, What It Means To Be Believed, The Extraordinary Power Of Faith And Forgiveness, And How We Can Learn To Do What S Right In The Moments That Matter Most

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics
  • Rachael Denhollander
  • 14 July 2017
  • 1496441338

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  1. says:

    This story is not for the faint of heart The author is a strong, resilient and tenacious person who fights for girls including herself who have been sexually abused so that their voices are heard The institutional coverups by Michigan State University, and US Olympic Committee and the US Gymnastics organization are appalling.This book is an eye opener and is recommended for every parent and adult who desires to be an advocate for children.


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    REVIEW How Much Is A Girl Worth I have eagerly followed Rachael Denhollander since she first appeared on the scene when she bravely spoke with Christian love and wisdom at her abuser s trial I was so thrilled to learn she was writing a book, and so pleased to be able to get an advance copy to review for you, my friends I truly, truly cannot recommend this book enough If you are an abuse survivor, you will feel seen, understood, ministered to, and pointed to Christ If you are married to an REVIEW How Much Is A Girl Worth I have eagerly followed Rachael Denhollander since she first appeared on the scene when she bravely spoke with Christian love and wisdom at her abuser s trial I was so thrilled to learn she was writing a book, and so pleased to be able to get an advance copy to review for you, my friends I truly, truly cannot recommend this book enough If you are an abuse survivor, you will feel seen, understood, ministered to, and pointed to Christ If you are married to an abuse survivor, you will see a beautiful and inspirational picture of a marriage that thrives in spite of those difficult obstacles If you want to knowabout the struggles of abuse survivors, how their minds work, what they need the most, and how you can help, this book is for you If you are a committed Christian who still struggles with how rampant sexual abuse is in our culture and in our churches, this book will stir you to prayer and to action without embittering you I 100% recommend it, and would even say that for any who may have potentially heard negative things about Rachael in other venues, that this book might really help you see her heart for justice but also her commitment to Christian principles in the process Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for providing an honest review My opinions and words are solely my own


  3. says:

    What is a girl worth More than just the title of the book, this is the theme and question that is woven into every fiber of the book From the first page to the last, you are presented over and over again with the dichotomy of people and institutions who do things right against those who cannot seem to do anything but wrong Or, in other words, those who recognize and extend value and those who don t Rachael s memoir is not for those who want to avoid the hard situations or who shy away f What is a girl worth More than just the title of the book, this is the theme and question that is woven into every fiber of the book From the first page to the last, you are presented over and over again with the dichotomy of people and institutions who do things right against those who cannot seem to do anything but wrong Or, in other words, those who recognize and extend value and those who don t Rachael s memoir is not for those who want to avoid the hard situations or who shy away from the dark side of the news Though I suspect that most people who pick up this book will already be at least partially familiar with her and the other survivor s stories In case you don t know, this book is talks about sexual abuse in detail including not just the immediate horrors, but its long lasting effects on victims and their families This book also spends the majority of it s time dealing with the arrest and ultimate conviction of Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific pedophiles and sexual abusers in US history Along the way to that conviction this book does not shy away from the mistakes, lies, or failures of individuals, institutions, or the legal system that allowed this abuse to continue for decades One of the things that Rachael has done so beautifully with this book is to explain not just by definition but also by example what she means by worth Or, what it is to value something She is consistently contrasting faithful, sacrificial love of her family, her husband, and the church against the selfish desires of her abuser, institutions, coaches, and, unfortunately, the church To understand her definition of worth and how it is expressed, Rachael walks you through not just her abuse, but also through her journals, her thoughts, and scripture that helped her She pulls everything back to this source and asks the question, What is good and what is evil From that point she moves forward What do we do with good What do we do with evil How is worth or value expressed The reader soon finds out in her story that while love is the answer, it can often come with a price That doing good with the right motives does not make you exempt from the loss of friends, family, and relationships Love is the motivation that will give joy and peace when doing the right thing is hard and hurts On a personal note, sexual abuse is a topic about which I wish I could say it has never impacted me personally Unfortunately, I can t say that The feelings of anger, shame, guilt, and loss are real and raw Rachael wasn t afraid to confront those feelings head on Also, while this memoir ends in partial resolution, it feels like nibbling on croutons while waiting for the gourmet dinner But even here Rachael is helpful God is good and he is just His justice will be realized in time We are simply called to love well and be faithful Success isn t defined by a result but by faithfulness And what is success Always be motivated by love Full disclosure I was given a copy of this book as a gift from the promotional team That has not biased my decision in any way or impacted my review


  4. says:

    This is a culture changing book and a must read.


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    Note I read this book while also reading Not Forsaken A Story of Life After Abuse by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg As they are both about abuse, their respective reviews might bleed together somewhat Reading both together, I saw many similarities between them and the differences I saw between the two books showed their unique strengths I strongly recommend reading both books, though they are unrelated outside of topic.I am in awe of this book.I was torn apart by this book SUMMARY There are a Note I read this book while also reading Not Forsaken A Story of Life After Abuse by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg As they are both about abuse, their respective reviews might bleed together somewhat Reading both together, I saw many similarities between them and the differences I saw between the two books showed their unique strengths I strongly recommend reading both books, though they are unrelated outside of topic.I am in awe of this book.I was torn apart by this book SUMMARY There are a lot of memoirs in the world When something tragic happens, it is almost expected for the victims and survivors to write a book about it, detailing their side of the story and what really happened This is not that kind of book Denhollander is expertly and passionately focused on one thing detailing what happens when people and organizations don t value children people, particularly women and girls This book will break you over and over again At one point while reading and even now I said I m physically crying and I m screaming on the inside without end Other readers reached out to me to tell me they were feeling the same way.Denhollander s book isn t about MSU or the USAG It s not even about Larry Nassar It s about how our culture looks at, treats, and abuses females, even children It s about how we don t listen, believe, or properly engage with abuse victims survivors.Simply put we are not getting this right THE GOOD I am in awe at this book Not just for how strong and unbelievably caring Denhollander is, but for how great of a writer she is I checked, there s no ghostwriter She crafted this book Every word is poignant As a lawyer, she knows how to build a case, and as a mother she knows how to craft a convicting story It is so well written that I cannot adequately put my feelings to words This has been the best book I have read this year Hands down It s that good.Audiobook note I had the privilege of listening to Denhollander read her own story book about her own experiences If you think reading the book is emotionally heavy, the audiobook will tear you apart in good ways She s a wonderful narrator I m glad that she trusted no one but herself to write narrate her story It s all the better for it.This book really helps people see what s inside the mind of a sexual abuse victim survivor It immediately starts tackling the ignorant questions like Why don t victims say something when it happens By the end of the book, I was left with a profound respect for victims and survivors and a heart that bleeds for them and others that might be affected.On a separate note, I found the cover incredibly clever and well designed Props to the publisher and designer for that The hardcover book is beautiful It should win an award.This book also gave me a new respect for journalists and prosecutors that actually care and do their job incredibly well In our current age, it s good to be reminded that there are sincere people out there doing great work.I also admired Jacob in this book What an example of a Christian husband This is what true complementarianism should we even use that word any looks like Denhollander s foundational roots in the gospel shine through in this book On every page This is what happens when a true Christian truly loves THE CHALLENGES I found absolutely zero issues with this book It was a delight, as hard as the book was to read CONCLUSION What we think and believe about personhood and the inherent worth of a person matters. Denhollander doesthan she needed to In fact, she never should have needed to share her story, to keep repeating details about her abuse, day after day, interview after interview, book proof over proof The situation never should ve happened at all, and after happening she shouldn t have had to walk through and the share the details with people, over and over again This has cost her almost everything, including her privacy But to quote Denhollander Theyou love, the harder you fight Without going into detail, this book has changed my life The realizations and revelations have made a significant impact in my life I want to love .I want to fight .I want to be an oasis of care for victims and survivors There are victims and survivors all around us Something has to change Something is changing.Five stars Also check out Rachael Denhollander s children s book How Much Is a Little Girl Worth Side note to my Reformed followers How many books do we have to read before we realize that there are certain beliefs and connections in our reformed theology that allow for abusers to stay hidden and thrive


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    Incredibly well written and compelling look at the story behind Rachael Denhollander s courageous battle to take down Larry Nassar She gives you every detail on how she strategically planned to ensure the truth came out Reading, however, you will learn that this was muchthan just about Nassar Rachael sends a powerful message about community protectionism, the power of Christ s love and JUSTICE I couldn t put it down and was honored she would share her story in so much honest, beautiful Incredibly well written and compelling look at the story behind Rachael Denhollander s courageous battle to take down Larry Nassar She gives you every detail on how she strategically planned to ensure the truth came out Reading, however, you will learn that this was muchthan just about Nassar Rachael sends a powerful message about community protectionism, the power of Christ s love and JUSTICE I couldn t put it down and was honored she would share her story in so much honest, beautiful detail


  7. says:

    Raw Real Heartbreaking beyond belief.Immense thanks to Rachael Denhollander for being brave enough to share her story My youngest daughter was a competitive gymnast for ten years, and we have been following this story closely since it broke My heart is shattered for what these girls went through at the hands of this doctor, but also for the fact that it was next to impossible for the perpetrator to be tried and convicted We must do better for victims of assault of any variety, but especiall Raw Real Heartbreaking beyond belief.Immense thanks to Rachael Denhollander for being brave enough to share her story My youngest daughter was a competitive gymnast for ten years, and we have been following this story closely since it broke My heart is shattered for what these girls went through at the hands of this doctor, but also for the fact that it was next to impossible for the perpetrator to be tried and convicted We must do better for victims of assault of any variety, but especially those young children who are either so confused, frightened, or coerced into silence or worse, those who are not believed or are even blamed for the assault This is a very, very difficult book to read If you have a history with sexual abuse, definitely come into this reading with some emotional protection because it will likely bring so much to the forefront I cried buckets of tears for these young ladies, and pray that their path to healing is taking place.Rachael does not hide that her strength lies in her faith in God, but she doesn t sugar coat her deep anguish and wrestling with God to attempt to understand why evil occurs in the world Her faith is the framework of this story, but if you don t have these same beliefs, don t let that stop you from reading her story Because if her experiences help just one victim to have their story told, it will be worth it I recommend that everyone read this book Listen to people when they communicate possible abuse Believe them Fight for them Fight for the truth.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own


  8. says:

    How Much is a Girl Worth is so muchthan a memoir It begins with a dedication To every survivor it is not your fault It is not Your shame You are believed May you know how much you are worth It ends with, So much work remains So much evil to fight So much healing to reach for So many wounded to love Consider this your invitation to join in that work To do what is right, no matter the cost To hold to the straight lines in the midst of the battle To define your success b How Much is a Girl Worth is so muchthan a memoir It begins with a dedication To every survivor it is not your fault It is not Your shame You are believed May you know how much you are worth It ends with, So much work remains So much evil to fight So much healing to reach for So many wounded to love Consider this your invitation to join in that work To do what is right, no matter the cost To hold to the straight lines in the midst of the battle To define your success by faithfulness in the choices you make The darkness is there, and we cannot ignore it But we can let it point us to the light In between there is a beautifully written account or one survivors journey not just towards justice but towards acting faithfully, acting to protect, acting to love This is a book that will make you cry You might throw the book across the room as you read of adults not caring, not responding, not protecting, not loving, little girls We read the consequences of not valuing little girls The mishandling of sexual abuse never occurs in a vacuum but it occurs within organizations that have determined something isimportant than protecting the vulnerable And while this is a story of one organization, of one survivor, what must be recognized is this is the story of sexual abuse survivors across the country People ignoring, minimizing, and not caring about the story People finding itconvenient to ignore reported abuse than to investigate People who view their personal comfort asvaluable than little girls However, the gift most evident in this book is Rachael herself She bares her soul in a way that is so personal She shares pain common to all who have suffered sexual abuse She gives a window into the soul of one who has been abused If you know and love a survivor, this book will give you a window to struggles they may have Who should read this book Anyone who loves any girl be it wife, daughter, niece, sister, grandma IT s easy to think we would never allow a Nasser like abuser to be present in our space, but too many of us have stories with many similarities May we learn from this story to act faithfully and to recognize that little girls are Worth fighting for Justice, worth standing alone, worth whatever it takes for your worth to be shown taken from How Much is a Little Girl Worth by Rachael Denhollander Rachael s life demonstrated that she believed that and sacrificed greatly with little hope of exposing evil May each of us strive for similar faithfulness no matter what


  9. says:

    I was worried about bringing this book as a vacation read, thinking the material would be too heavy and depressing While some points were indeed heartbreaking infuriating, it was also so full of courage and hope that I couldn t put it down I had followed Rachael s story on social media and in the press but this memoir format really drew me in I had also listened to the NPR podcast and I enjoyed hearing about the involved individuals from Rachael s perspective As someone who has participated I was worried about bringing this book as a vacation read, thinking the material would be too heavy and depressing While some points were indeed heartbreaking infuriating, it was also so full of courage and hope that I couldn t put it down I had followed Rachael s story on social media and in the press but this memoir format really drew me in I had also listened to the NPR podcast and I enjoyed hearing about the involved individuals from Rachael s perspective As someone who has participated in advocacy work, I was so inspired by the Denhollander s pursuit of justice and desire to protect others The intentionality with which they took every step speaks to how carefully the walls of defense are constructed around institutions and powerful people I didn t understand this until I lived it via spiritual abuse, but hopefully Rachael has spelled it out clearly enough that others can understand this phenoma without having to experience it firsthand That being said, the audacity and boldness with which her abuser operated still shocked me, and I read about abuse daily although I hope to always be shocked by evil, honestly Her exposure of the tactics of predators and the protection that they are provided in this book makes it an important read I also thought to myself while reading that she was the perfect person to be the representative of victims, which is terrible that you need a perfect victim in order for anyone to listen To be clear, I didn t sense self righteousness in her story, just Rachael s realization that she was in a very unique position to be able to use her voice and she chose to do so Her story also gave a clear picture of the cost of speaking up and fighting for justice, which is a side many don t realize Obviously most victims who advocate don t do so in the national spotlight, but the retraumitization, the criticism, disrespect, etc is very real and a risk many can t take.Another aspect that struck me was Rachael s respectful treatment of survivors, wherever they were in their process She chose to speak out and knew the chance of justice would be higher if others did as well, but she did not place that expection on anyone else While this was the story of someone who spoke up, I sensed a care for survivors and victims who could not make that same choice The author has an evangelical worldview but this shouldn t deter anyone who does not share that theology unless you are an exvangelical or victim of spiritual abuse who gets triggered proceed with caution While Denhollander expresses her beliefs at times in the book, she is also honest about how her institutional church failed to support victims both of USAG and SGM.I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  10. says:

    People have no idea what it costs survivors to stop an abuser R_Denhollander WhatIsAGirlWorthThis book is something every parent ought to read Every teacher Every coach Every law enforcement member Every pastor Every adult who loves children.The cost of doing the right things always goes up theremoved the need is from it s cause Rachael illustrates this in no uncertain terms So much heartache, so many wounds, so many damage done could have been avoided had those with the abilit People have no idea what it costs survivors to stop an abuser R_Denhollander WhatIsAGirlWorthThis book is something every parent ought to read Every teacher Every coach Every law enforcement member Every pastor Every adult who loves children.The cost of doing the right things always goes up theremoved the need is from it s cause Rachael illustrates this in no uncertain terms So much heartache, so many wounds, so many damage done could have been avoided had those with the ability had seen the need and acted Get this book Read it Learn from it

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