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The Ugly Daughter: A thrilling real life journey to self discovery, riches and spirituality by [Legian, Julia, Burke, Dawn]
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The Ugly Daughter is a thrilling memoir, the gripping true story of a young girl who witnessed horrific murders and who overcame cruel abuse and unimaginable tragedies to find love and happiness.

Julia Legian's emotionally, harrowing and fascinating memoir reveals how she endured a series of unbelievable tragedies and heartbreaking abuse from the hands of her parents and great aunty, and how she rose above her horrendous past to have a successful and happy life. It's beautifully written with simplicity and shocking honesty. The Ugly Daughter is a wonderful reminder that regardless of your social background or environment you came from, you can rise above the tragedy and survive. This book also clearly demonstrates that anything is possible if only you have firm faith in God or your creator. It's an amazing story of miracles, shocking reality of domestic violence, survival and extraordinary luck. This really is a powerful and touching story that must be read.

This volume covers Julia's life from growing up in Vietnam to the journey to Sungei Besi refugee camp when her family escaped the horrors and the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The second volume of the story, not yet released, is in production and has legal implications that have to be carefully managed. It covers their arrival in Australia and the challenges and nightmares that they faced there.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1099 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Julia Legian & Dawn Burke (2 February 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I7S5PK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,219 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Julia Legian's memoir is among the most harrowing and moving life stories I have come across. While the life in Vietnam her family escaped from was beyond any horror fiction, unfortunately the children did not escape their torturers, her parents. The author's rise through luck, determination and intelligence to a place where she could write and publish a book in a second language is both a relief and a testament to the human spirit. 4 stars and 5 tissue boxes.
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This book is one of the most memorable books that I have ever read and I have no doubt that many other readers will feel the same way about it.
It is a remarkable and powerful story that illustrates how the human spirit can overcome the most traumatic and ghastly experiences.
Told through the eyes of an intelligent, mischievous and energetic young girl, this autobiography takes us through some of the events of Julia Legian’s earlier childhood growing up in Vietnam and beyond.

Many of these stories are unbelievably harrowing, in part as a result of the era and conditions that she lived in, but equally because of the people who were in her life at that time.

However, presented through the eyes of the innocent child that she was, with her great sense of humour and mischievousness, they lose much of their “grimness”, so that, rather than being driven to the depths of sorrow and despair as I otherwise might have been, I found myself eagerly forging on with fascinated anticipation to read of her next adventures.

And of course there are many light-hearted, happy times as well.

Julia has provided the light and shade of her early life brilliantly so the reader goes through the widest ranges of emotions. For me, reading this book became a unforgettable and emotional journey rather than a simple passive reading experience.

Having listened to the radio interview on blogradio.com with her, as I read the book, I was constantly and utterly amazed at how, after all that she experienced, that she is now such a positive and unencumbered person, who has refused to let her past define her present or her future.

More than just about any other book that I have ever read, this book demonstrates the potential of the human spirit.
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I found this memoir compelling and inspirational. I read it in two days, which means for me, I couldn't put it down.

Set in South Vietnam the story is told by Loan Thi Ngugen (author's given name) describing her horrific life as a young child. This is a story about survival and courage which takes you on an extraordinary journey that will pull at your heartstrings and make you feel thankful for all that you have.

Although facing many atrocities and sadness, young Loan is strong-willed and delightfully mischievous at times, which adds warmth and humour to the story. I felt compassion for Loan and was cheering for her all the way.

It's always great to learn more about foreign countries and their cultures and this story does that too. And as this is part one of Julia's story, it is unfinished, but I don't mind as I never like a great story to end. I am definitely looking forward to part two.

This memoir is raw and real and I would definitely recommend it to all.
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By Jenny Hayworth TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 March 2014
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I was enthralled from the first chapter. The author is an amazing woman to survive her journey so far after experiencing what she did. I really want to read more and find out what happened to her. Please hurry for part 2! The author paints a harrowing picture of the extremely poor and deprived living conditions, level of starvation and physical and emotional abuse she and her family experienced. I was very interested in the grandmother and how her love and devotion and that of other people at critical times made the difference between life and death, but also the author keeping hope, and a dream of a better life alive.
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This is an almost unbelievable story of hardship and struggling for the basic necessities of life .Julia tells the story with humour and candour, with large doses of hope and the belief they will survive and in fact one day reach a place where they can begin to lead a fulfilling life with, if not all her family, at least with some, and of course good friends. Her resilience is remarkable. This volume ends before the escaping group of refugees reach their destination; it will be definitely be a given to read the rest of this story.
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