Kissing Asphalt The Courageous True Story of One Child's Unbreakable Spirit—From Kidnapping & Abuse to Self-Love (ResilientAF Book 1)


MEMOIR: Delicia was four-years-old when she and her seven-year-old brother were kidnapped from their home in Los Angeles and taken to Iraq by their estranged father. Forced to live in a country she has never known, and finding herself the victim of abuse, she fights each day, and now tells her story in this book. Delicia writes about the challenges she faced, and how she overcame them to become the woman she is today. This is a story about a child overcoming what she was forced into, and becoming a strong, courageous woman who has fought a battle that no one ever should.

This is a really hard-hitting book, and readers should be warned that it is not an easy read in parts. However, the story is one that will draw one in and refuse to let go. Delicia went through things that no-one ever should, and it is a credit to her of what she has overcome. To also share her story takes a great amount of bravery and courage that may rarely be seen. For fans of memoirs and books about overcoming horrendous situations, this is definitely a book to read. It will also appeal to the reader who may not usually read this sort of book. Be warned to keep some tissues handy as there are some aspects that are justly difficult to read. A truly moving and well written memoir that will get people thinking about what others in the world are forced to endure.

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick