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read Saving Alex kindle ´ Kindle Edition · alex cooper ë [PDF] ✅ Saving Alex Author Alex Cooper – Helpyouantib.co.uk When Alex Cooper was fifteen years old life was pretty ordinary in her sleepy suburban town and nice Mormon family At church and at home Alex was taught that God had a plan for everyone BAnd the nightmare began She was driven from her home in Southern California to Utah where against her will her parents handed her over to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her homosexualityFor eight harrowing months Alex was held captive in an unlicensed “residential treatment program” modeled on the many “therapeutic” boot camps scattered across Utah Alex was physically and verbally abused and many days she was forced to stand facing a wall wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks Her captors used faith to punish and terrorize her With the help o Fuck the people who did this to AlexFuck the Mormon church And any other church that condones hateful acts like this book tells aboutFuck her parentsFuck Tiana and Johnny whoever they really areFuck the people who looked past Alex and didn't say anythingFuck any close minded hard hearted BIGOTS because that's who you are who ever think that being gay lesbian trans or whatever other shade of the spectrum you can and cannot imagine is meant to be anything but CELEBRATED for a beautiful joyful giftBut on the other handBless Delsy Bless Jason Bless Paul And most of all bless Alex for being brave enough not only to live her story but tell her storyIf you can read this book and not be moved to anger sadness and a great need to help in SOME way then I feel bad for you I can't say that I loved this book because I don't love that books like this ever exist in the nonfiction section But this book is important And it is brave And it is necessary

Saving AlexAnd the nightmare began She was driven from her home in Southern California to Utah where against her will her parents handed her over to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her homosexualityFor eight harrowing months Alex was held captive in an unlicensed “residential treatment program” modeled on the many “therapeutic” boot camps scattered across Utah Alex was physically and verbally abused and many days she was forced to stand facing a wall wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks Her captors used faith to punish and terrorize her With the help o Fuck the people who did this to AlexFuck the Mormon church And any other church that condones hateful acts like this book tells aboutFuck her parentsFuck Tiana and Johnny whoever they really areFuck the people who looked past Alex and didn't say anythingFuck any close minded hard hearted BIGOTS because that's who you are who ever think that being gay lesbian trans or whatever other shade of the spectrum you can and cannot imagine is meant to be anything but CELEBRATED for a beautiful joyful giftBut on the other handBless Delsy Bless Jason Bless Paul And most of all bless Alex for being brave enough not only to live her story but tell her storyIf you can read this book and not be moved to anger sadness and a great need to help in SOME way then I feel bad for you I can't say that I loved this book because I don't love that books like this ever exist in the nonfiction section But this book is important And it is brave And it is necessary

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Saving Alex ☆ When Alex Cooper was fifteen years old life was pretty ordinary in her sleepy suburban town and nice Mormon family At church and at home Alex was taught that God had a plan for everyone But something was gnawing at her that made her feel different These feelings exploded when she met Yvette a girl who made Alex feel alive in a new way and with whom Alex would uickly fall in loveAlex knew she was holding a secret that could shatter her family her church community and her life Yet when this secret couldn’t be hidden any longer she told her parents that she was gay The subtitle says it all This is a memoir about Alex Cooper’s problems being a lesbian teen in a Mormon family Her parents loved her and she loved them in return She admits in the book that she was uite a handful as a teen she drank smoked pot and went on trips with friends without her parents’ permission But the one transgression they could not forgive was her declaration that she liked girls They believed that being gay was a choice a bad choice that would keep her out of paradise So they found a place in Utah to send her to cure her by making her choose to be straight and to stop choosing to be gay This book tells her story of her life at the place an unlicensed couple acting as if they ran a conversion therapy and rehabilitation center and beyond The story recounts her suffering at the hands of the family who took her in and her life after her escape Suffice it to say that through a series of lucky happenstances and a lot of hard work by many people of good will this story has a happy ending for Alex and eventually for her parents While the story is compelling the reader wants to know what happens next the writing is pedestrian Still I was glad to have read this book and recommend it to others interested in protecting LBGT kids who wish to be who they are Alex was only fifteen when her saga began and she is only twenty one now as I write this review That could account for the compelling nature of the read And I am sure that in the years ahead Alex may come to have an even richer understanding of what she went through There are some notes at the end of the book to guide those who wish to do to help such teens and also those who feel in need of such help35 pdf Ó Saving Alex ¼ Alex Cooper

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Alex Cooper ¼ Saving Alex epub F a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City Alex eventually escaped and made legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law’s protection as an openly gay teenagerAlex is not alone; the headlines continue to splash stories about gay conversion therapy and rehabilitation centers that promise to “save” teenagers from their sexuality Saving Alex is a courageous memoir that tells Alex’s story in the hopes that it will bring awareness and justice to this important issue A bold inspiring story of one girl’s fight for freedom acceptance and truth A real gut punch of a story but the ending feels unfinished The physical violence she suffered is terrible but the way she makes excuses for her parents enabling that violence and for the emotional violence of them still not believing her is sad I would love to see a follow up book in 10 years when she realizes that she doesn't have to forgive the parents who continue to abuse her with silence and lack of support