Ghost No More by CeeCee James

Ghost No More

How do you keep fighting for hope, when everything around you is tearing hope down? Five year old CeeCee has already endured homelessness, dirty secrets and abuse. But somewhere amid the chaos and despair, CeeCee holds onto something precious, the only thing that drives her on – hope. She will do anything to make her mother happy, hoping against all things for a touch of her mother’s love. But when her Mother abandons her in a car fire will C...


Details Ghost No More

TitleGhost No More
ISBN9781496027245
Author
Release DateFeb 26th, 2014
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Sociology, Abuse
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Reviews Ghost No More

  • Phyllis Eisenstadt
    1970-01-01
    CRIES FOR HELPGHOST NO MORE by CeeCee JamesSince this book was written and narrated by CeeCee, beginning with her horrendous childhood, of necessity the early parts of the book use simplistic, age appropriate language. However, because of this simplicity, the reader may decide not to go forward with it. This would be a big mistake because as CeeCee gradually matures, so does her language. No easy feat for an author!Ms. James slowly builds tension...
  • Caryl Williams
    1970-01-01
    Beautifully written and hauntingly sad. Once I started reading the book I read it in two sittings, well into the night on one occasion, unable to put it down. On the whole I tend to avoid books about child abuse because they are painful to read, as was this one, and because of my own childhood with a neglectful, abusive mother. If no-one was brave enough to write about their own experiences of childhood abuse however, then those of us who experie...
  • Jodie
    1970-01-01
    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.What can I say? Heart-breaking, brave, emotional, raw, jaw-dropping. I wish I could have jumped into the pages and hugged this little girl. To see such strength in a child is incredible. And yet, I wonder why. Why did people not see? Why did people not stop it when there were so many signs? Despite the failure of others a beautiful child survived. CeeCee, it was a honour to read your memoir!!...
  • Dawn McCarthy
    1970-01-01
    This was a sad story CeeCee managed to live through and convey. I imagine it must have been difficult for her to basically relive her traumatic childhood in an effort to share it with all of us. It astounds me that there was little to no intervention in her life, while I am not surprised given the time period in which she grew up. This is pretty well written, given the subject manner and huge undertaking this book had to be to write. I love the w...
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    "Ghost No More" by Cee James is a five star nonfiction book. The subjects address in this book isn't for everyone but then I think everyone should be aware that abuse, in all forms, ( mental, physically and sexual do exist and are hidden for many years before they come out in the open. I really couldn't put this book down but at the same time was thinking I don't want to read this, the people you trust to protect and love you are the ones who are...
  • Joy
    1970-01-01
    Well written book, it's about a abused girl CeeCee - it broke my heart the way her mother talked to her , angry at the abuse CeeCee suffered not just by her mother but her grandfather as well!! I really do not understand why if a woman becomes pregnant and don't want children to began with why they don't put the baby up for adoption , cause there are so many couples in the world that can't have children that would be happy to love and cherish a b...
  • Donna
    1970-01-01
    This book should be read by almost all Jr. High students and older. So many kids don't realize the types of situations in which others live. It is so easy to laugh at another's clothing, hair, cleanliness, etc. I don't understand how a child could go through the school system and it not be apparent that they are experiencing child abuse, whether it is physical or emotional. This book reminded me that it is my responsibility to pay attention as I ...
  • Jill Weathers
    1970-01-01
    Heartbreaking. Shocking. Realistic look at how it feels to be forgotten by the people who should be your protector in this cruel world. I wish I could have rescued her from her parents neglect. CeeCee, I am so glad you shared what most people would keep a secret. I hope this book can save just one child from going through what you had to in your life. You are truly a miracle and I wish you twice as many good things your way as the bad that happen...
  • Jesikah Sundin
    1970-01-01
    I loved this memoir. A girl with a heart-wrenching, harrowing life grows to become a woman who understands love. It is a moving narrative that made me review my own life and my own understanding of love, most especially in how I loved myself and my family. Thank you, Cee Cee James, for gifting me with your life's story so that I may appreciate how true inner-beauty comes from the ashes of one's life. Beautiful.
  • Grant Leishman
    1970-01-01
    When you pick up a memoir to read, I guess you can be certain of two things; either you are going to read a tale of abuse, a heroic tale...or often a mixture of both. The reality is people who lead normal, everyday lives, don't tend to write memoirs. Naturally, when I first picked up Ghost No More, by CeeCee James, I guessed it was a book about child-abuse and I wasn't wrong. Ghost No More, details, in the main, the early years of CeeCee James' l...
  • Q
    1970-01-01
    I would have given it 3.5 stars if Goodreads would allow such a thing.It's difficult to write about these kind of books because who am I to judge someone's pain or adversity? I liked this. It's a million times better than A Child Called "It" because things actually make sense, seem to have a coherent timeline and the things poor Ceecee endured are, sadly, believable. In this story, there are no pregnant women making chlorine gas or child-stabbi...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    Bitterly heartbreaking. I wanted to cry for her but was too outraged to do so. How many other children suffer so and don't get rescued by any of the numerous government spies, er, um, agencies that are supposed to be in place to protect children from just such situations? At this time, I would like to meet her mother and punch her dead in the face with no other explanation than "That's what you get!" Ms. James may have grown into a strong and for...
  • Trina Houston-dotson
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. I kept wishing I could reach into the book and grab CeeCee, hug her and take her home with me. My heart ached for her in every sense of the word. I could feel her pain in every sentence, and I could feel her love overflowing as she talked about her husband, her children and finally, her God.As awful as her true story is, I'm so grateful to God that she didn't lose hope and she has become an inspiration to us all.
  • Tanza Brown
    1970-01-01
    Love this memoirThis is a very well written memoir and I am sure it was just as healing for the author to write it as much as it was for me to read it. Abuse is normally brushed under the rug because people are scared to get involved or just don't know what is truly going on in another home. This story really brings awareness.
  • Kristin Bartoldus
    1970-01-01
    WOW. This was a great book. Following her journey through a horrible childhood to come out to something very positive. It is wonderful to see someone overcome ye obstacles in their life and thrive. I am very surprised all concerns were dismissed and no one truly followed up when suspecting things were not right. This is a inspirational must read!
  • Jolie Pre
    1970-01-01
    While reading GHOST NO MORE, all I wanted to do was throw CeeCee's mother to the zombies. I've rarely read about a woman more horrible. Yet, CeeCee loves her mother despite what she did. That is an admirable thing. ~~ GHOST NO MORE was well written and kept me engaged throughout!
  • Jennie Goutet
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. So, so sad, but impossible to miss the strength of the human spirit and the all-encompassing love of God. It's also well-written, and brings the reader seamlessly from the transition of a little girl through adolescence (and a bit into the adult years).
  • Faye Ridpath
    1970-01-01
    This is a heartbreaking book.I never understand how parents can be so cruel to their own children when my heart breaks if I hurt my daughter unintentionally.CeCe James is a remarkable woman.Her story is an inspiration.
  • Maria Isabel
    1970-01-01
    I cried...end of story.....Let me go sob now ok?
  • Stephanie Collins
    1970-01-01
    This was a great read - heartbreaking, of course, but great all the same. It points out a few tragic truths about abuse. First, it's frustrating just how much our emotional make-up seems almost designed for abuse. Children generally love their parents, regardless of their behavior. Children often don't have an understanding of what is "normal", what is not, or even what is "acceptable" and what is not until it's too late to even try to remedy a s...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    TroublingThis book is an easy read but it seemed to me that much was left out. not that I wanted more drama, more horrific tales but something is missing.CeeCee had a terrible childhood to be sure and it seemed like luck is what found her and saved her. She believes it was God, and maybe it was but it certainly was convenient timing to have such a happy ending at such a young age.the happy ending is part of what's missing, throughout the story sh...
  • Teena Stewart
    1970-01-01
    This book was so disturbing it kept me awake at night. It is the story of great suffering and great triumph. CeeCee James' courage inspires me to become a better person, to not complain about the faults of my parents, who despite their faults, did love me. I am motivated, more than ever to volunteer with the Foster Care program in my area. I only wish I had been there for CeeCee. This will be a book that stays with me for years to come and I will...
  • Sunflower Jamison
    1970-01-01
    Great bookThis book reminded me of my childhood of which I am still working thru. Cee Cee is a very strong person and she stopped the abuse like I did and found God.I would recommend this book to anyone abused or not.
  • K.L. Randis
    1970-01-01
    CeeCee delivers a powerful testament to overcoming and dealing with the 'Ghosts' so many child abuse victims and survivors try to part with. Quick and easy read.
  • Tebafin
    1970-01-01
    God heals all wounds! This is a powerful story of overcoming abuse and finding redemption and forgiveness
  • Dahlia Mikha
    1970-01-01
    I applaud Ceecee for having the courage to write about her abusive childhood in such a blameless and in a non-angry manner... Truly inspirational
  • Mary Christian Payne
    1970-01-01
    Not as good as I had hopedWhen I saw that this book and it's author had been the recipient of a prestigious nonfiction award, I was prompted to buy it. Having read many books of this sort, and having experienced both sexual, emotional and physical abuse myself, I was expecting this to be a truly heartbreaking story. I don't mean to minimize the miserable life described in this memoir, but it seemed to me that it was not as horrendous as it might ...
  • Koren
    1970-01-01
    This book is page after page of horrible things that her mother, grandfather, and to some extent, other people treated her as a child from the age of 3 until she was an adult. The last chapter tells that she married and had a family but doesn't give much info about that so I assume that is addressed in subsequent books. This is a frustrating book because she seems to be such a sweet child but people treat her so horribly. There is a lesson here t...
  • Jilly
    1970-01-01
    The real life story of CeeCee a child who is abused terribly from the age of 5. She suffers mental torture, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, starvation, homelessness and more than you would think it possible to come back from. Despite everything Ceecee holds onto hope for a better life. Ghost No More is a memoir of tragedy, love, and strength that proves joy can be found beyond abuse.This was quite a hard read because it is almost impossible t...