Review: Untangled, by Alexis Rose 5 stars


This is hands down the hardest memoir I’ve ever read. The life that Alexis Rose survived is so completely unfathomable. It’s hard to even imagine, let alone begin to comprehend, the pain both physical and psychological that she was forced to endure. To be put through such trauma by the hand of those who should have loved, shielded, and protected her, is utterly heart wrenching. Parent’s should nurture, love and support their children. What Alexis’ parents did was so completely opposite of that. It is, in my opinion, practically impossible to even put into words how horrible the things are that Alexis was subjected to.

This book shattered my heart into a million pieces. Despite it being such a short easy read, it took me a few days to get through because I had to put it down quite a few times to process…. and to cry. I had to take breaks to hug my kids and to stare blankly at the wall for large chunks of time, just to make any sort of failed attempt to understand how people out there can be so cruel and twisted.

Not only was Alexis abused by her parents, but they willingly passed her over to others to abuse her in ways that are arguably worse than most people could even come up with in their worst nightmares. Heart wrenching!

Luckily, Alexis’ story isn’t only one of such unfathomable abuse. It’s an inspiring tale of resilience and a deep rooted strength. Alexis is by far the most admirable woman who’s story I’ve read. Not only do I recommended this book (and have), but I feel like it’s quite possibly a necessity to anyone who may be taking their own lives for granted. I know for a fact that I will never look at my own troubles the same. I’m actually grateful for them, and all their minuscule quirks. I’m grateful to have a life full of love, and I’m positive that I will hold my children closer for as long as I’m alive to do so.

Thank you Alexis, for sharing your life’s story. Thank you for your example of how a human can have such a wholesome and compassionate heart despite everything you’ve been through. And most importantly thank you for giving me such a live changing prospective on the value of the life of my loved ones!


A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph.
Recalling her life, the author takes us on a journey of unimaginable abuse with continued explicit threats that eventually led to her being sent overseas on an impossible mission. Alexis Rose repressed the memories of her past until a family tragedy forced her to face what her life had been. A history of abuse, torture, and threats to maintain her silence or be killed could no longer be denied.
This is the story of facing the truth and risking the consequences of breaking the silence. The author learns to accept the effects of the trauma that echo through her daily life as PTSD.
Through years of self-exploration, Alexis learns to live her life fearlessly, with eyes wide open. Ultimately this book is about resilience; hope for victims who have suffered trauma and for the people who support them.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh God. I’d like to read this but I’m afraid it’s going to have too many triggers for me. I read A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer over 20 years ago and I still have occasional nightmares. I think I have to take a pass on this, but what a fantastic review Didi!

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    1. A child Called It was actually the first memior I ever read, and I bawed for months!! This one is just as hard to get through (actually worse), yet oh such a different story and type of abuse! Talk about extremely psychological abuse, on the worst level πŸ˜“.. Kim, it’s a very difficult story, I don’t blame you one bit for staring clear of its triggers. Alexis is so amazing to speak up and tell this story!!

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    2. Steer not star πŸ™„…. sheesh!

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    One of the things that you said in this post is something that I always think is so very true: there are so many people that take their lives for granted. You hear people complaining about their everyday problems, but that are usually very mundane things, when compared to something as powerful as this. It also amazes me how strong a human mind can be, and the resilience that some people have. Lastly it also shows how good it can sometimes be to write. It can help you get over stuff, but also to share stories that otherwise nobody would know off. Am adding this one to my list. Not currently able to read a book like this at this point, but I certainly want to in the future. Great post! πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh my, I couldn’t agree more! It’s stories like this that realy put things into prospective. I hope someday you’ll be in a place that you’re ready to read it. πŸ€—

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  3. Alexis Rose says:

    Reblogged this on Untangled and commented:
    Thank You so, so much for reading Untangled and giving me a 5 Star review. I’m so grateful that you reviewed the book and are sharing it with the people who read your blog. I’m going to reblog this on my page and I’ll share it on my facebook page too. Have a wonderful weekend and again, thank you so much, Didi. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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    1. You’re very welcome! You’re story is one that will resonate πŸ€—

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    2. ajschacht says:

      Beautifully written

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      1. Alexis Rose says:

        Thank You! 😊

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