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Dear Teddy Little Boy Little Boy, Curled In A Ball I Know Your Secrets, I Know Them AllI Write In My Journal As Much As I Can I Talk To Mr Ted He Is My Only Friend He Understands When The Bad Man Comes He Holds My Hand When I Have Nightmares And My Mummy Doesn T Hear Me Cry Mr Ted Doesn T Tell He Won T Say When My Daddy Hurts Me He Keeps My Secrets And My Stories I Love Mr Ted He Is The Only One Who Loves Me BackMr TedI Keep Falling Asleep Bad Things Happen I Get Sore All The Time But I Don T Know Why My Mum Says It S A Demon Because I Got Evil Please Make Me Be Good


10 thoughts on “Dear Teddy

  1. says:

    From a Child s PerspectiveThis book shows us vignettes in the life of little 5 year old J.D., a boy emotionally, physically and sexually abused by those with the strongest obligation to protect him and raise him to know right from wrong his parents Instead, this man and woman treat the boy as if he does not deserve human status Just to mention some examples they starve him they talk to him in ways and with words he cannot comprehend, they beat him and, then, some for crying out they lie to him constantly and manipulate his young mind so that he perceives himself as purely evil every time his mother or father get mad, it s his fault every time he resists in the way any normal child would to some of their abusive requests and behaviors, it s the badness inside him acting Little J.D s parents also let another person someone the boy refers to as the bad man repeatedly molest and even rape their small son If you think this is a heartbreaking story, you are right If you are wondering why you should read it, there are a couple of aspects of the book that make the story even harrowing, but also a must read One of them is an issue I ve thought about a lot is, and how if so, the experience of physical and or sexual abuse different for a gifted child The issue is not analyzed in the story for reasons I will disclose later, but small J.D is clearly above average in intelligence has learned to read and write before his fifth birthday, writes stories, is deeply sensitive and shows keen reasoning abilities, among other traits I found it interesting to red how a gifted 12 year old deals with sexual abuse in Edinburgh, by Alexander Chee Reading JD s experience is also interesting The other character knows his abuser and his friends abuser is a pedophile, because he comes from a loving, open minded family, and has some notion of what one is He still cannot grasp the man s devious conduct in such a way as to perceive the difference with his budding homosexual feelings for his best friend, and is thus, overridden with guilt, feeling him and the abuser are, in some ways, the same.I am digressing in order to expose the shocking contrast of this experience with JD s at five, no matter how smart, a child is like a tabula rasa he can reason with depth, he can wonder about incongruences in what he is told, but he is still a child trusting and dependent on his parents, whom fill his minds with delusional ideas of demons, evilness, worthlessness, and all consuming guilt.The way in which this boy s parents manipulate him the little thing people who don t know anything about JD s ordeal say, unwilling enforcing the crazy ideas his parents pour into his mind the gradual process by which this sweet, love starved small boy becomes an increasingly guilt ridden and self loathing yet still 5 years old is very well exposed, and worth reading.Finally, the narrative the way the author chooses to tell the story This is another reason you should read this book In most memoirs of child abuse, the author takes us to moments of his childhood, gives us an idea of what he was like and how the abusive experience impacted on him However, the accounts are always told from the author s grown up perspective This is not to ay they are badly written, or should not be read because of this I think that way of telling the story gives you plenty of insight about the effects and dynamics of child abuse.But JD s way also does, and it is very difficult to achieve The way is the child s perspective We read none of adult JD thoughts and feelings on this book not directly at least The story is told by, should we say, little JD Except for the small poems at the beginning of the chapters factiously written by JD s only friend a teddy bear called Mr Ted , all the story is told with the voice of a 5 year old boy with all the innocence, desperation, helplessness, guilt, and even the spelling mistakes.I think writing a book that actually can be read as if it were from a real 5 year old boy is an important accomplishment for a writer, and the view on child abuse you get by reading it is quite unique, as it is not the common way memoirs of this kind are written.I highly recommend this book.


  2. says:

    Soul shattering and utterly heartbreaking I finished with tears in my eyes and an ache in my heart I desperately want to embrace this young boy, tell him he is nothing but good and worthy of the greatest of love I commend Mr Stockholm for sharing his horrific story that is sure to be a soothing balm to other innocent victims He is brave, courageous and an angel sent from God to lighten the darkest of lives and help to heal the deepest of wounds Not an easy read by far, but one that sheds light upon the internal and external horror of shattered innocence.


  3. says:

    How many Teddy Bears are there around the world that hold these same secrets of the child that owns them I cringe at the horror of that thought Because in my heart, I know that there are way too many Dear Teddy is written in the voice of a 5 year old child instead of the voice of an adult The author is brilliant in doing this because it makes the reader actually see and hear this small, wonderful little boy The reader actually gets to feel the physical and emotional pain of this child and therefore, takes on the role of Teddy As I listened to this child spill his worst nightmares to me, I felt my claws begin to grow and my teeth begin to sharpen In my mind, this reader literally became Mama Bear, a nickname that has become a part of me This shows the brilliance and extreme talent of this author, J.D Stockholm While other reviewers have stated that they were brought to sobs and tears, I was not I became angry and violent towards all adults who have these tendancies and mindsets of the people who were in this child s life I became sick to my tummy from all of the lies that were forced into this sweet little child s mind making him believe every one In my mind, I screamed at the world WHERE THE HELL IS THIS CHILD S GUARDIAN ANGEL This displays the awesome talent and yes, I will say it again, brilliance of this author I can not and will not say that I loved this story I can however, say that it is a book that every adult should and must read If we as human beings don t know the hurt and pain that is going on around us then how can we stop it J.D Stockholm, you are a very talented author Sir, and I stand and applaud you I will have to read your next book but only because I need to know whether or not this little boy survives and gets his happy ending.


  4. says:

    A quick read but certainly not an easy one It is written in the words of a five year old who s only trusted friend is his teddy He is abused and neglected by the two people who should have looked after him and loved him Some people just shouldn t be allowed to have children I just wanted to give the poor boy a big hug A very emotional and hard hitting read about a very loveable and brave little boy Will definitely be reading the next book to see if the poor little boy can find some happiness Highly recommend this book but be prepared as it s a heartbreaking read.


  5. says:

    heart breaking what some children survive


  6. says:

    I sit writing this review at the moment with tears still stinging my eyes The intensity of my sadness is so profound that I find myself struggling to think of a way to put into words what exactly I am feeling Sorrow, heartsickness, shock, anger, hate they all seem too mild a word Before starting this book, I knew it would be a hard read Hard in the sense that this is child abuse we are talking about, and what is worse, unfortunately, not a fictitious tale It is difficult and unpalatable to even conceive that there are people in the world that would do these things to their own children That there are people out there that can be so insensitive and inhumane It is even horrendous to imagine this kind of thing still goes on the world A young boy, whose sole aim and hope is to win the love of his parents, is constantly beaten down in his attempt while being abused and betrayed over and over again by the very two people who should have loved him unconditionally and protected him from all things bad not been the source of them Young, vulnerable and innocent, he seeks love and affection He seeks it from the two people that should have freely given it to him unadulterated He seeks it from two monsters, who should have never been given the right to be parents Completely ruthless and callous, they succeed in making a young, innocent boy believe he is unworthy of their love Of anyone s love His only consolation is in his teddy bear His only friend His only confidante One of the most heart breaking moments in the book is when he questions even his inanimate teddy s affection, believing that he is undeserving of even that The author has done a wonderful job in getting his story across It is told through the eyes of the young boy, his childlike perspective making it even touching and heartrending The language used is equally effective It jerks you awake to the horrid truth of this child s reality and to his innocent confusion as to why nobody can love him And even saddening, believing it is his fault that nobody can love him J.D Stockholm gives a unique insight into the psychology of this small, innocent boy, conveying a bleak and harsh reality that should never have been a part of his childhood This is reinforced by the fact that throughout the story, the boy s name is never used A lack of any kind of familial bond is made abundantly clear Impersonal, cold It amplifies the sense of the child s loneliness and despair As children, we all know what it means to crave a mother or father s love and acceptance, so it is sad but understandable to see how, despite all that he endures and undergoes, the small child still loves his parents and wants nothing than to gain their love as well Even though they do not deserve it at all As the author s name suggests, a Stockholm syndrome.The book is very well written and grips you from the very start It is difficult to put down and will have you tearing up on almost every page The intensely profuse hate and anger you feel for the child s parents is just as strong as the extreme sorrow and sympathy you feel for this helpless small boy Dear Teddy is a heartwrenching story, a horrifying account of a young boy s tragic ordeal It is thought provoking and definitely disconcerting I highly recommend it and would describe it as a small piece of art I look forward to reading the next book and desperately hope there is some happiness that awaits our little hero.


  7. says:

    My heart broke over and over again, for this little boy Monsters under your bed or in your closet, we ve all heard of them his were real.Innocence stolen Trust broken Betrayed by the very ones who should ve protected him the most his parents It is unfathomable to me, that a child be imprisoned in such a loveless world of blame, cruelty, deception and pain, with only a teddy bear for comfort This book gives its reader a sobering look into the terrifying world of child abuse, as seen through the survivor s eyes a five year old boy.His courage and unbreakable spirit are prevalent throughout his story Just as I did, you will feel what he felt his sadness, bewilderment, embarrassment, self hatred even rage And although it maybe a bit confusing to some, his loyalty and unconditional love for his parents are ever present.In knowing this author personally, I have shared many a tear with him I also know what a difficult decision it was, for him to share his story with the world Thank you, J.D., for taking me into your confidence, for your trust, and for allowing it to be proven, that you could indeed be accepted, respected, and loved, when you thought no one would.For other survivors, I hope this book gives them a bit of comfort in knowing, that there are people out there who understand, and that they are not alone in their nightmares.Reading this book will definitely change youif even for only a moment I highly recommend that you purchase it, as you would be cheating yourself if you didn t.


  8. says:

    W O W.This book deserves the top shelf of every bookcase existed It s beautifully written and jaw dropping I knew what this book is all about I knew it was all about rape and pedophilia and yet it still shocked me It made me cringe, it made my eyebrows meet and of course, it made my jaw drop It s disgusting and yet it s well crafted.The innocence of the child is so pure and his love for his parents is unconditional He experienced some great turbulence in his life and he did things he did not understand and yet he does not question it It was sad and sickening and pitiful It was heart wrenching and stomach twisting It s that good of a book it made me feel all sorts of things A lot of lessons can be learned from this book and the beauty of it is that it tackled sensitive topics like rape and pedophilia It s genuinely raw and out there It did not beat around the bush This book is screaming to be read because it s a rare find It s hard to find books who engages in topics like what this book did I love the innocence of it and the pure, raw emotions the boy felt while he was being violated Applause for J.D Stockholm for crafting such a masterpiece.


  9. says:

    What a tragic life JD had to endure I cried, yelled, became calm then would cry and yell again and again I wanted to climb in the book and take home away and hug him and tell him how much he is loved Thankful that JD let us into his life by telling us his story through his voice when he was a child I think it made me really get into the book on a deeper level than if I would have read it normally It is graphic, but it is necessary for the reader to understand the depth of the abuse that was placed upon this child at the hands of his parents and many other abusing adults What an incredible book Thank you JD for allowing me a glimpse into your life Much love and many many hugs are sent to you


  10. says:

    This book was difficult to read Not because it wasn t well written but because of the tragic and horrific life this little boy led Every emotion was stirred inside of me and I felt angry and vengeful I wanted to kick open the door, wisk that boy out of that environment and cuddle him, rock him, and tell him he was so brave and that goodness will begin now The point of view in this story only adds to the impact of the story It was amazingly written I must read the second book in order to find out if he is ever treated the way he deserves to be I recommend this to anyone and everyone.


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