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Broken Mirror (Reaction & Review)

Love and hate relationship is very evident with me and books as I'm not into reading books that much. Don't get me wrong, I did read few good books for leisure time during summer or school break. But most often than not, I just read basically because it is a school requirement.

As weird as it may sound, I hate reading books because I hate endings. But, I'm the kind of person who will try to finish a book in one sitting or as soon as I can because I hate feeling dumbfounded of what to happen next on the story. I hate endings because every time I read a book, it makes me feel like I am trapped as if I am also part of the book. Endings are always leaving me hanging because I want to know what is going happen to the characters as if they are real people. It will take me days to get over it, really.

As soon as I got the time to read this book, I made sure to finish it as soon as I can. Having 37 chapters in total, it took me about 2-3 days to finish it since I also have work and other tasks to do. That number of chapters didn't stop me to know the story of Aurora. Honestly, all I can say is I salute this woman for her bravery; putting her life into scribbles and make it literally an open book is one hell an act of bravery. The book broke my heart hundred times as I can't imagine a young girl being so clueless in this cruel world, without a mom or parents to guide her. Childhood must be filled with ease and good memories not on her case. She's been raped, maltreated by her step-mom, abused by her innocence. From being a helpless girl without anyone to turn to she became a woman without a voice, trapped in broken marriage. Stepped on, raped, battered by his husband who is fond of having mistresses, that's what she experienced all throughout her life. She's in pain and struggles most of the time and only got a few good chance of being happy on their early married life.

My sympathy goes to Aurora. No person living in this world should experience such cruelty. She opened my eyes to the dark side of life, that these stuff is really happening to one person or a hundred or a thousand. Probably, it was so hard for me to accept since life has been fair and really good to me. But her story, made me think twice of my "so-called-problems" are really even real problems. It was not close enough to the problems that she encountered and it is far by most stupidest problems that I can fathom after I read her story. But one thing that I will continue to live on is the unshakable hope that she gave me. The ending of the book opened up to a new Aurora, a strong woman who can kiss her bitter past goodbye as she welcome her sweet new journey in life. I told to myself. "If she surpassed all the cruelty she experienced in life, I am ready to continue my journey." 

Want to know the whole story of Aurora?

This book is a real life story of Ms. Aurora Teo Mei Ling
written by her self along side with her good friend,
Ms. Coylee Gamboa.